On Tuesday evening, the Calgary Flames released a statement concerning Dillon Dube.
According to the release, the Flames are aware of the sexual assault charge that has been laid against Dube.
"We take this matter very seriously. Because the matter is now pending legal proceedings, we will have no further comment at this time," stated the Flames.
According to the statement, the Flames had no knowledge of pending charges when Dube's request for a leave of absence was granted.
The sexual assault charges against Dube stem from an alleged incident during the 2018 World Juniors, which allegedly also involved other members of the 2018 team - Team Canada. London, Ontario Police requested that five players from the team surrender.
Several players from the 2018 squad have taken indefinite leaves of absence from their respective clubs. These players include Carter Hart of the Philadelphia Flyers, Dillon Dube of the Calgary Flames, Michael McLeod and Cal Foote of the New Jersey Devils, and Alex Formenton, who currently plays in Switzerland.
London police stated they will provide an update on the case at a press conference scheduled for February 5.
Dube was granted an indefinite leave of absence back on January 21 from the Calgary Flames.
Dube was born in Golden, BC but later lived in Cochrane.
The Flames drafted Dube in the second round, 56th overall in the 2016 NHL draft. In 325 career games, Dube has a total of 127 points, 57 goals, and 70 assists.