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NHL to investigate claim that San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane bet on his own games

The NHL said it will investigate an allegation made by Evander Kane’s wife claiming the San Jose Sharks forward bet on his own games and has intentionally tried to lose for gambling profit.

The league said Saturday night on Twitter that it was made aware of the social media posts by Anna Kane and plans to conduct a full investigation. Anna Kane wrote on Instagram: “How does the NHL let a compulsive gambling addict still play when he’s obviously throwing games to win money? Hmm maybe someone needs to address this. ...

“Can someone ask (Commissioner) Gary Bettman how they let a player gamble on his own games?