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 width=>>Kane Investigation Involves Woman in 20s

A person familiar with the police investigation of Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane tells The Associated Press that it involves something that happened between the player and a woman in her 20s.

Authorities have not revealed any details of the investigation being conducted by Hamburg police.

Hamburg Police Chief Gregory Wickett confirmed the investigation last week, saying it involved something that may have happened at Kane's home outside of Buffalo on Aug. 2. Wickett said police were gathering information and awaiting results of forensic tests.

Kane is from Buffalo, and was selected first overall by Chicago in the 2007 draft. He has helped the Blackhawks win three Stanley Cup championships in the past six seasons.

 width=>>Blues F Lehtera Out 6-8 Weeks

The St. Louis Blues said that forward Jori Lehtera will be sidelined for six to eight weeks after recent surgery on his right ankle.

Lehtera had surgery on Aug. 4.

The Blues said the 27-year-old Lehtera was injured at the end of the season. St. Louis was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Minnesota Wild.

Lehtera played in 75 regular-season games in his first NHL season and had 14 goals and 30 assists. He added two assists in five playoff games.

>>NY Rangers Sign Former LA Center

The New York Rangers signed recently arrested Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll on Monday, a few months after he pleaded guilty in a felony cocaine case.

There was no mention of the legal matter in the Rangers' news release announcing the free-agent signing.

Contract terms were not immediately available.

 width=Stoll gives the Rangers a top faceoff man and penalty killer. He has played in 792 NHL games over parts of 12 seasons with Edmonton and Los Angeles, with 140 goals and 239 assists.

The 33-year-old pleaded guilty in June to two reduced misdemeanor charges to resolve a felony cocaine case stemming from his April arrest at a Las Vegas Strip swimming pool. A felony charge of cocaine possession was dismissed.

Stoll was sentenced to 32 hours of community service. He's also starting a program to help others understand the dangers of using alcohol and controlled substances.

Security guards at MGM Grand's Wet Republic pool found what police believed to be 3.3 grams of cocaine and several ecstasy capsules in Stoll's pocket on April 17.
Stoll has won 55.4% of faceoffs in his career, and he has posted a faceoff win percentage of 51 percent or higher in every season. He has led his team in faceoff win percentage in nine consecutive seasons (2005-06 - 2013-14).

The 6-foot-1, 215-pounder played in three Stanley Cup finals, and won two with the Kings, in 2011-12 and 2013-14. In 93 NHL playoff games, Stoll has 10 goals and 16 assists.

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