EA Sports announced Wednesday that Patrick Kane will not serve as a spokesperson for the launch of NHL 16 and will not appear on the cover.
Kane was originally to appear on the cover alongside teammate Jonathan Toews.
EA Sports made the announcement via Twitter:
Kane is being investigated by police in New York for an incident that allegedly took place at his home in Hamburg, a suburb of Buffalo. Police are waiting on forensic tests.
In 2004, EA Sports changed its cover twice when both Joe Thornton and Dany Heatley had legal problems. They settled on Joe Sakic, but not before some games with Heatley were shipped.
Kane previously appeared on the cover of NHL 10.
Here’s a look at the new cover art featuring a solo Toews: