When Patrick Kane made Deadspin headlines for his Cinco de Mayo celebrating earlier this month, the Chicago Blackhawks got quiet, refusing to comment on it.
On Tuesday, general manager Stan Bowman, albeit briefly, did.
The Blackhawks have handled Kane’s situation “internally,” Bowman said on Tuesday, who chose not to discuss the matter much further.
“Obviously we’re aware of it, we followed it closely,” Bowman said via conference call. “It’s one of those things we discussed with Patrick, we’ve handled it internally. We’re disappointed with how it played out and Patrick’s aware of that. But it’s a private matter and I’m not going to comment further.”
Kane’s weekend celebration was a very public one; the Blackhawks forward showed up to the Madison, Wis. celebration sporting a T-shirt with a picture of his infamous limo ride on the back. Deadspin had several photos of Kane at parties and bars there. A few days later, anonymous “witnesses” claimed Kane had shouted anti-semetic remarks and choked a girl. But there have been no substantiated reports, or charges, for any of that.