Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee's ongoing legal proceedings may not prevent him from attending the start of the upcoming NHL draft, after all.

The Associated Press initially reported Tuesday that Lee's next court appearance in Buffalo was to be on June 22 - the day of the first round of the draft in Dallas.

However, the Senators clarified to theScore on Tuesday night that Lee's next court date is, in fact, July 6.

Lee was arrested and charged with second-degree harassment late in May while visiting Buffalo for the league's scouting combine.

He pleaded not guilty to making lewd comments toward, and rubbing the shoulders of, a 19-year-old male hotel shuttle driver.

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told the AP in an email that the league has no position on whether Lee can attend the draft as a whole, saying that decision is up to the Senators.

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