Report: Blackhawks got calls about possible Patrick Kane trade

David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune joins Prime Time Sports to talk about the reaction from Chicago of the Patrick Kane story and the ongoing investigation.

The Chicago Blackhawks have received multiple calls from teams around the NHL inquiring about the status of star winger Patrick Kane.

According to Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun Times, at least five teams contacted the Blackhawks saying they’d be willing trade partners if the team decided to cut ties with Kane.

Kane is currently under police investigation in Hamburg, N.Y.

The identity of the teams that called is unknown at this time, but Lazerus writes that teams began calling about Kane following the initial report of the investigation.

Kane has yet to be charged with a crime, but EA Sports recently removed him from the cover of its upcoming NHL 16 video game and the London Knights decided to change the name of Team Kane at their upcoming training camp.

The 26-year-old recently hired Paul Cambria, a high-profile attorney who specializes in First Amendment issues and whose previous client list includes Larry Flynt, Marilyn Manson and DMX.

Kane is entering the first year of an eight-year, $84-million contract extension he signed last July.

In 61 games last season, Kane registered 64 points and added 23 points in 23 post-season games en route to hoisting his third Stanley Cup. Kane has amassed 557 total points in 576 career NHL games.

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