Ducks forward suspended
Anaheim Ducks forward Shawn Horcoff was suspended for 20 games Tuesday for violating the terms of the NHL’s performance-enhancing substances program.
The 37-year-old Horcoff acknowledged his mistake in a statement issued by the NHL Players’ Association. He claimed he tried an unspecified treatment to speed up his recovery from an injury last fall.
“Although I was unaware that this treatment was not permitted under NHL rules, that is no excuse whatsoever,” Horcoff said. “I should have done my research, and I should have checked with the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program’s doctors. I accept full responsibility for my actions, and I am sorry.”