Vancouver police are confirming that their officers are in contact with the woman at the center of sexual misconduct allegations against Vancouver Cancus winger Jake Sitten.
The allegation, which has not been proved in court, first emerged on social media and in an interview with Glacier Media.
Vancouver police say their detectives contacted the woman on Monday about their social media posts detailing the alleged attack in the summer of 2017.
On Saturday, the Canucks placed the 24-year-old winger, on pre-first draft leave.
“Our organization does not condone sexual misconduct of any kind, and it is claimed by us as claimed,” the club said in a statement.
The club said it retained “outside expertise” to help in an independent investigation into the issue.
Vancouver police said they would not comment further on the case to protect the integrity of the investigation.
– With files from Simon Little and The Canadian Press
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