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Evander Kane’s attorney claims player settled lawsuit with Buffalo woman

Editor’s note:The following story contains allegations of assault and may be distressing to some readers.

Edmonton Oilers forward Evander Kane has settled a lawsuit brought by a Buffalo-area woman who accused the Sabers player of assaulting her, his bankruptcy attorney confirmed to Sportsnet on Wednesday.

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Lawyer Stephen Finestone says the lawsuit has been settled, confirming the story first reported by Athleticism.

Rachel Kuechle filed a complaint in July 2016.

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

Kane then filed a counterclaim, which was partially denied.

The business was put on hold after Kane filed for bankruptcy protection last year.