Jets' Evander Kane sued over alleged assault

Evander Kane of the Winnipeg Jets gestures to an official during NHL action against the Vancouver...

Evander Kane of the Winnipeg Jets gestures to an official during NHL action against the Vancouver Canucks at the MTS Centre March 12, 2014 in Winnipeg. (Marianne Helm/Getty Images/AFP)

DEAN PRITCHARD, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:21 PM ET

Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane didn't have a lot to say Thursday about a lawsuit alleging he assaulted a Vancouver man last summer, but what he did suggested he wasn't giving it much thought.

"Many things have happened and that's just part of playing in a Canadian market," Kane told reporters. "Every little thing becomes a big thing."

In a lawsuit filed March 28 in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Vancouver resident Lev Makievsky said he was walking home from work Aug. 10 in the area of Burrard Street and Barclay Street when Kane allegedly assaulted him.

Details of the alleged assault, including what if anything preceded it and whether Makievsky and Kane were known to each other, are not included in the lawsuit.

Makievsky alleges the assault was "unprovoked and premeditated."


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