Evander Kane is being sued by a man who claims the Winnipeg Jets forward assaulted him in downtown Vancouver last summer, CBC News reported Thursday.
Lev Makievsky alleges in the lawsuit filed on March 28 that he was attacked by Kane on a Vancouver street corner while he was on his way home from work on Aug. 10, 2013. Makievsky claims he suffered a concussion and various injuries to the head, neck, shoulders, back, chest, ribs, left leg and heel as a result, according to CBC News, and he’s seeking unspecified damages, compensation for past and future health-care and legal costs.
Vancouver police told CBC News that they investigated the alleged incident but didn’t file charges.
“Given the circumstances of the incident there were no arrests made and there was insufficient evidence to support or recommend any criminal charges,” a police spokesperson stated in an email.
Makievsky since has turned to civil court, where he will be represented by a Vancouver firm that specializes in personal-injury claims, the Winnipeg Free Press reported.
Kane’s agent, Craig Oster, declined to comment on the specific allegations, but he told the Free Press there doesn’t appear to be any indication of a prior history or relationship between his client and Makievsky.
“Evander and us will ensure we do all that we can to ensure that his rights are protected,” Oster said. “This is sort of out of the blue.”
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