Ducks Shawn Horcoff suspended 20 games for PED's

January 26, 2016

The NHL today suspended Anaheim Ducks forward Shawn Horcoff for 20 games, without pay, for violating the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program.

Following today’s announcement by the NHL, Ducks General Manager Bob Murray made the following statement:
“This morning we were made aware of the situation regarding Shawn Horcoff. The Anaheim Ducks organization fully supports the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program. We will also continue to support Shawn as a player and person throughout this process. We will have no further comment at this time.”

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the suspension is accompanied by mandatory referral to the NHL/NHLPA Program for Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health for evaluation and possible treatment.

Based on his average annual salary, Horcoff will forfeit $357,526.88.

Horcoff issued a statement indicating that he took the substance to assist in the rehabilitation of an injury, but that he failed to check at the time whether that substance was permitted under league rules.

Horcoff is not expected to appeal the suspension.

By Staff of and news services

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