The agent for former Buffalo Sabres and Rochester Amerk player Thomas Vanek says the player is a witness in a federal investigation.
On Monday, Steve Bartlett released a terse statement by Vanek, who said that the federal government has asked him for his cooperation in an investigation.
The statement went on to say, "I am not the subject of any investigation or prosecution. I will fully cooperate with the U.S. Federal authorities in their investigation or in any proceedings arising out of it.”
Thomas Vanek played for the Rochester Amerks back in 2004 and then for the Buffalo Sabres until last year. Vanek was named a co-captain of the team before he was traded to the Islanders in 2013. Vanek signed a three-year deal with the Minnesota Wild earlier this month.