Ducks for­ward sus­pended

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS - THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

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.”

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