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Evander Kane investigation could take weeks, police say

Buffalo police expect that their probe into a weekend incident involving Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane could take weeks to conclude, as they await the results of toxicology tests.

“Don’t expect anything soon,” one law enforcement source told The Buffalo News on Tuesday.

Police officials have cited no specific allegations against Kane in the case, as the 20-year-old woman who had been with him early Sunday morning has told police that she didn’t recall exactly what happened.

Kane has denied any wrongdoing in the case, telling reporters Monday morning that he looked forward to having his name cleared. Sources have said that Kane claimed his encounter with the woman was consensual.

A local hospital called 911 at about 7:40 a.m. Sunday morning, after the woman went there seeking treatment for an injury.

Signs of trauma were found on her body, authorities have said.

Sex Offense Squad detectives responded to the hospital to collect and preserve any physical evidence in the case, as they would in any such case.

It’s not clear how extensively they interviewed the woman then.

Earlier Sunday, the woman left a message with an acquaintance at a downtown bar that she wasn’t heading home, as she was seen leaving the establishment with Kane, one source said.

Other sources have said he took her to his room in the Buffalo Marriott HarborCenter early that morning.

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