A grand jury investigation into the rape allegations made against Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane has been postponed, as "three current and former law enforcement sources with knowledge of the case" told Lou Michel of the Buffalo News on Sept. 8.
On Sept. 10, the Chicago Tribune's Jared S. Hopkins and Stacy St. Clair cited sources who suggested that the hearing is expected to be held in "about two weeks."
According to Michel, "The reason for the delay appears to involve the possibility of ongoing settlement talks between attorneys for Kane and the victim, two of the sources said."
Kane was accused of raping a woman in his home in early August after meeting her at a club in Buffalo, New York, per Dan Herbeck and of the Buffalo News. The woman claimed the 26-year-old invited her and a friend back to his home, followed her into one of the rooms in his house and raped her.
He finished the 2014-15 season with 27 goals and 37 assists in 61 games while notching 23 points in the team's postseason run, as he helped lead the Blackhawks to their third Stanley Cup title in the past six seasons.