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Jets' Evander Kane sued in B.C. court over alleged assault in Vancouver

VANCOUVER - Winnipeg Jets' forward Evander Kane is being sued in British Columbia over an alleged assault in Vancouver last summer.

A statement of claim filed on behalf of Vancouver resident Lev Makievsky says he was returning home from work Aug. 10, 2013, in the downtown area when he was assaulted by Kane, who is from Vancouver.

It gives no details of the alleged incident but lists a long series of injuries Makievsky says he incurred, including a concussion, and claims he has "permanent physical disability."

"The assault and battery on the plaintiff by the defendant was unprovoked and premeditated," the statement of claim alleges.

Vancouver police did not respond to requests Thursday for comment on their investigation into the alleged incident, although they reportedly declined to lay charges at the time.

Makievsky is seeking unspecified damages.

The statement of claim was filed only last Friday and there is no statement of defence.

The Winnipeg Jets said they would have no comment on the statement of claim and Makievsky's claims have not been proven in court.

Kane also declined to comment on the lawsuit directly.

"Nothing surprises me," he said after practice Thursday in Winnipeg.

It isn't the first time Kane has made the news pages. His overdue parking tickets and an application by the province to garnishee his US$4.5-million salary over about $650 in fines and costs also got headline treatment in Winnipeg.

"Playing in the Canadian market, every little thing becomes a big thing," he added Thursday.

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