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Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz says ‘hopeful’ on Kane, but little else

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Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz remained mum Friday on the fate of his embattled player Patrick Kane, who faces a police investigation in New York State.

Wirtz was with Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Stanley Cup at the ribbon cutting for the Illinois State Fair.

“It wouldn’t be appropriate,” Wirtz said when asked about Kane. “At this point we’re hopeful, and that’s about it.”

“I’m not going to say anything more. I don’t think it would be right.”

Wirtz wouldn’t answer questions about whether Kane will be suspended or whether he will be practicing with the team.

Kane is being investigated for an incident that allegedly happened with a woman at his waterfront home in Hamburg, N.Y., on Aug. 2.

Electronic Arts announced Wednesday that it was pulling Kane from the cover of its popular hockey video game, EA Sports NHL 16.

The cover was supposed to feature Kane and teammate Jonathan Toews, but now will feature Toews alone.

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