CHICAGO -- Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman commented publicly for the first time since pictures emerged of star forward Patrick Kane apparently partying at the University of Wisconsin earlier this month.
"We've discussed it with Patrick and we've handled it internally," Bowman said Tuesday on a conference call to announce the signings of Johnny Oduya and Jamal Mayers. "We're obviously disappointed how it played out and Patrick is aware of that fact."
Kane was shown on Wisconsin's campus during a Cinco de Mayo celebration.
Bowman went on to say it was a private matter and that "out of respect to Patrick," the team would not comment further.
"We're going to look forward and try to focus on things, improving our team leading into the summer," Bowman said.
Kane was arrested in summer 2009 after a dispute with a cab driver in Buffalo, and was photographed partying with teammates and women in a limousine in Vancouver the following season.