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CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: Hamburg, NY police chief Gregory Wickett confirmed Friday they are invested an “incident that allegedly occurred” between Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane and a young woman at Kane’s home in the area last weekend. “At this time, we are gathering information and awaiting forensic testing results,” Wickett said.” The Blackhawks released a statement saying they were aware of the matter, while the NHL said in a statement it was following the investigation.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: The Anaheim Ducks re-signed winger Jakob Silfverberg to a four-year, $15 million contract.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: That works out to $3.75 million per season, which is a significant raise over the $850,500 he earned on a one-year deal last summer. The 24-year-old established himself as the Ducks’ second-line right wing last season, netting 39 points in 81 games during the regular season, and an impressive 18 points in 16 postseason games. His playoff performance suggests better things to come.
NBC SPORTS: Former Nashville Predators and Minnesota Wild defenseman Jonathon Blum has signed with the KHL club Admiral Vladivostok.
EDMONTON SUN: Oilers hopeful Darnell Nurse will be cheering on his sister Kia as she leads Canada into the FIBA Americas Championship.
TSN.CA: Projected 2016 top NHL prospect Auston Matthews has signed a one-year deal with ZSC Lions of the Swiss National League A.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Playing a year of professional hockey in Europe should be beneficial to Matthews development and enhance his value in next year’s draft class.