NHL to investigate allegation that San Jose Sharks' Evander Kane bet on his own games

The NHL stated that it would investigate an allegation made by Evander Kane's spouse, that Evander Kane bet on his own San Jose Sharks games and intentionally lost for gambling profit.Saturday night, the league announced on Twitter that it had been made aware of the posts and has plans to investigate.A story was posted by Anna Kane on Instagram. It appears that Kane's Instagram account is owned by Anna. This needs to be addressed.She said: "Can someone ask Gary Bettman, the commissioner] how they allowed a player to gamble on their own games?" You can win and bet with bookies on your own games.Anna Kane, who was also in the story, accused her husband of lavishly partying in Europe and asked her to sell her wedding rings to help her survive. She also wrote about being unable to afford baby formula.According to the NHL, "The integrity and fair play of our game is paramount. The League takes these allegations very seriously."In an email to The Associated Press, a Sharks team spokesperson stated that the San Jose Sharks had been in touch with the National Hockey League today regarding the serious allegations against Evander Kane. We support an open and transparent investigation to determine the truth of the allegations and maintain integrity of the game. This will also ensure consistency with our team values.Since long time, Kane's gambling past and financial situation have been known. In 2019, a Las Vegas Strip casino sued Kane, claiming he failed to pay a $500,000 gambling loan accumulated during a playoff series against Golden Knights.The Supreme Court has allowed sports gambling to be legalized in the United States. More states have since adopted it. Since then, the NHL has been open to the possibility and has formed partnerships with betting companies and sportsbooks.Bill Daly, the deputy commissioner of the league, stated that a statement would not be made. The league stated that it would not make further comments at this point.Kane did not receive a message from The Associated Press.Kane, 29 years old, is now three seasons into a seven-year, $49 million contract. After being drafted by Atlanta/Winnipeg, where he made his debut, Kane is now with his third team. He has earned just $56 million in his NHL career, according to Capfriendly.In 56 games last season, he scored 22 goals and provided 27 assists.This report was contributed by The Associated Press.