Evander Kane's lawyer says player has settled lawsuit with Buffalo woman

Edmonton Oilers' Evander Kane skates prior to an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, in Montreal, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022. (Graham Hughes/CP)

Editor's Note:The following story contains assault allegations and may be distressing to some readers.

Edmonton Oilers forward Evander Kane has settled a lawsuit from a Buffalo-area woman who accused the then-Sabres player of assaulting her, his bankruptcy lawyer confirmed to Sportsnet on Wednesday.

Lawyer Stephen Finestone said the lawsuit has been settled, confirming the story first reported by The Athletic.

Rachel Kuechle filed the lawsuit in July 2016.

Documents filed in Erie County State Supreme Court on behalf of Kuechle say Kane met her in a bar, invited her to what he said was a party and then attacked her, causing cuts and bleeding that required multiple surgeries. Without providing details of how she was injured, her lawyers said Kuechle suffered "serious emotional trauma" and "serious, permanent and painful personal injuries."

Kane later filed a counterclaim, which was partially dismissed.

The cases were stayed after Kane filed for bankruptcy protection last year.

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