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NHL star suspended 6 months after reportedly failing drug test


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May 13, 2024  (8:51 PM)
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Breaking news hits the NHL as Val Nichushkin is suspended for six months

Nichushkin has been a key piece to Colorado's playoff success this season as he has eight goals in nine games.
"Forward Val Nichushkin has been suspended without pay for a minimum 6 months for violating terms of #NHL/#NHLPA Player Assistance Program. Sources say Nichushkin recently failed a drug test. He missed playoff games last year after a 911 call in Seattle in which an intoxicated woman was found in his room."

This comes after last seasons playoffs where Nichushkin was in trouble following having an intoxicated female in his hotel room.
The NHL's official statement is as follows:
NEW YORK/TORONTO (May 13, 2024) – The National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players' Association announced today that forward Valeri Nichushkin of the Colorado Avalanche has been placed in Stage 3 of the Player Assistance Program of the NHLPA and NHL. Under the terms of the joint program, Nichushkin will be suspended without pay for a minimum of six months and then will be eligible to apply for reinstatement.

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