The NHL concluded its investigation into allegations that Sharks winger Evander Kane bet on league games and "found no evidence to support" those claims, the league announced in a statement.
"The investigation uncovered no evidence to corroborate Ms. Kane's accusations that Mr. Kane bet or otherwise participated in gambling on NHL games, and no evidence to corroborate the allegations that Mr. Kane 'threw' games or did not put forward his best effort to help the Sharks win games," the NHL said. "To the contrary, the evidence raises doubts about the veracity of the allegations."
Will this lessen the strain between Kane and his teammates?
Kevin Kurz, Sharks beat writer: Not right away, no. The ire from his teammates stemmed primarily from Kane's disrespect of team rules, like being routinely late to practices and games and not abiding by the dress code. If Kane is to co-exist with his Sharks teammates this season, he's going to have to fundamentally alter the way he conducts himself.
That said, perhaps — if they haven't already — they can all attempt to hash things out prior to Thursday, the first on-ice session of training camp. Regardless, Kane will likely be on a short leash with the coaching staff and management.