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Evander Kane facing civil suit for assault claim in Vancouver

By Brian Stubits | CBSSports.com

Evander Kane is originally from Vancouver. (Getty Images)
Evander Kane is originally from Vancouver. (Getty Images)

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Winnipeg Jets star forward Evander Kane is being sued for assault by a Vancouver man stemming from an incident last August.

The CBC has details of the suit.

In a notice of civil claim filed on March 28 with the B.C. Supreme Court, the man alleges that he was attacked by Kane while heading home from work on Aug. 10, 2013 near the corner of Burrard Street and Barclay Street in Vancouver.

The man claims he suffered a concussion and various injuries to the head, neck, shoulders, back, chest, ribs, left leg and heel as a result of the alleged incident.

The man is seeking unspecified damages as well as compensation for past and future health-care costs and legal costs.

"The plaintiff's injuries have and will continue to cause him suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, permanent physical disability, loss of earning capacity, past and future, and loss of housekeeping capacity, past and future," the civil claim reads in part.

This is indeed a civil claim and not a criminal suit being issued against Kane. The Winnipeg Free-Press reports that Vancouver police previously investigated the incident but didn't take action.

Kane's time in Winnipeg has been anything but smooth even with his on-ice production being there (this season he has 17 goals and 21 assists in 59 games, down from previous seasons). There have long been questions about him in Winnipeg and it's been part of the reason why there have been rumblings off and on about him being a potential trade target.

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