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NHL concludes rape allegation unfounded against Patrick Kane

Chicago Blackhawks star forward Patrick Kane won't face NHL disciplinary action after the league ruled that a rape allegation made against the player last offseason was unfounded.

The league announced Wednesday it reached its finding after completing an independent review of the allegations, which included a face-to-face meeting between Kane and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, which took place in New York on Monday.

In calling "the matter closed," the league took into account Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita's decision to not pursue charges in November following a three-month investigation.

Sedita said there was a lack of credible evidence in a case he found "rife with reasonable doubt."

The allegation was made while Kane was spending the summer at his offseason home outside of Buffalo, New York.