ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Minnesota Wild left wing Thomas Vanek says he's cooperating with federal authorities conducting an investigation in Rochester.
Local media report that Vanek was at the federal courthouse in Rochester to speak with officials. He signed a free-agent contract with Minnesota this month.
In statement released by his agent, Vanek says they have asked for his cooperation in an investigation. He says he's cooperating and isn't a target of the probe or prosecution.
Details of the investigation haven't been released. Messages left with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Buffalo and Vanek's attorney weren't initially returned.
The 30-year-old Austrian played nine seasons for the Buffalo Sabres before being traded to the New York Islanders last year. He was later dealt to Montreal. Vanek signed a three-year, $19.5 million contract with the Wild on July 1.
Most Popular Today
Sioux Falls Named Third Most Livable City For People Over 50
- 2.Your Money Matters
Hear Call Of BBB Impostor Threatening SD Business
- 3.Gas & Energy, General
Power Line Through Black Hills National Forest Clears Hurdle
- 4.Your Money Matters
ACA Rate Hikes
- 5.Livestock, Agriculture
SD Board Halts Poultry Shows While Officials Fight Bird Flu
- 6.Gas & Energy
Xcel Shareholders Meet In Sioux Falls
Wednesday Afternoon Business Brief
Friday Morning Business Brief