BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo police say Sabres forward Evander Kane has been charged with four counts of non-criminal harassment and one count of misdemeanour trespass after an incident at a city bar last month.
Police say the 24-year-old Kane surrendered to authorities Friday and was issued a court appearance ticket.
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly released the following statement:
"We are aware of the legal developments today in Buffalo relating to an incident involving Evander Kane in and around the time of the NHL Draft last month. While we intend to monitor the developments in his legal proceedings, at this time, it is not the League's current intention to take any form of disciplinary action against Mr. Kane. Mr. Kane will be directed to the NHL/NHLPA Behavioral Health professionals for evaluation and counseling, as they may determine necessary."
Investigators say two women accused Kane of grabbing them at a bar on June 24.
According to the reports, one woman told police Kane threatened her inside the club and when outside, grabbed her throat. The second woman accused Kane of trying to force her from the bar.
Kane's attorney, Paul Cambria, didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.In March, prosecutors said there was no evidence to support a sexual assault charge against Kane stemming from a December incident.
Kane has two years remaining on his contract.