August 18, 2009 --Blackhawks star Patrick Kane and his cousin are expected to strike a plea deal in their assault case involving a Buffalo cab driver. Both Kanes are likely to avoid criminal charges. Sources reveal the most likely plea deal would have the Kanes either pleading guilty to a violation or being granted an adjournment, so the charges could be dropped later.
The legal drama stems from an August 9 incident. Kane and his cousin were arrested and accused of attacking the cab driver in a dispute over a fare.