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Toews, Kane speak for first time since reveal of internal investigation

It’s the duo’s first comments since Tuesday’s revelation.

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For the first time since Tuesday’s public revelation of the Chicago Blackhawks’ internal investigation into sexual assault allegations against video coach Brad Aldrich, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane spoke publicly following Wednesday’s 3-2 overtime loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Toews and Kane are the only members of the current Blackhawks roster who were on the team in 2010 when the alleged assault reportedly took place.

Kane remains in COVID protocol and was not at the United Center on Wednesday night, instead speaking to the media on a Zoom call:

Kane was also asked about the front office moves made by the Blackhawks, which included the “stepping aside” of president of hockey operations and general manager Stan Bowman, with whom Kane lived during the early stages of his career:

Kane ended by extending an offer to speak with Beach in the future:

Toews was up next, speaking from the United Center but still via Zoom after he was cleared from COVID protocol shortly before Wednesday’s game:

Here’s the comment from Toews that will probably be getting the most attention for the next 24 hours:

Coach Jeremy Colliton also spoke on Wednesday night and offered an amendment to what he said earlier in the day:

Game recap coming in the morning.