Updates on Patrick Kane, Darryl Sydor, Larry Robinson, Johan Franzen, Frazer McLaren, Matt Carkner and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane met with investigators in connection with a alleged incident involving a woman in his Hamburg, NY home on Aug. 2. Charges have not been filed and Kane is not commenting on the incident.
SI.COM: The Slava Voynov case gives the NHL an opportunity to follow MLB’s lead and establish policy regarding discipline and treatment of players involved in domestic violence and sexual assault. .
THE TAMPA TRIBUNE: Minnesota Wild assistant coach and former NHL player Darryl Sydor voluntarily entered the NHL/NHL Players’ Association Substance Abuse/Behavioral Health Program. Sydor was arrested last week and charged with two counts of driving while impaired.
NJ.COM: Former NHL coach and Hockey Hall of Fame player Larry Robinson was recently treated for skin cancer. He was declared cancer-free last month.
MLIVE.COM: Detroit Red Wings winger Johan Franzen has trained hard this summer in hopes of returning from his recent concussion, but he’ll still have to pass the pre-training camp medical screening. The Wings could also sign veteran Daniel Cleary. If so, he’s expected to begin the season with their AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids.
NEWSDAY: Defenseman Matt Carkner is among three players signed by the New York Islanders to professional tryout contracts.