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Avalanche forward Valeri Nichushkin receives a six-month ban

Published May 13, 2024 at 8:40 PM
BY JAMES CONNELLY

Colorado Avalanche forward Valeri Nichushkin just got banned from the NHL for six months after failing a substance test.

It was just announced that Valeri Nichushkin has been placed in Stage 3 of NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program.


Colorado Avalanche forward Valeri Nichushkin placed in Stage 3 of NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program.



Stage 3 of the Player Assistance Program comes with a six month ban from NHL action.



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.

According to Adrian Dater, Nichushkin failed a test for controlled substances.


I'm hearing Nichushkin failed a d*** test. But I have no idea what the «d***s» are

Nichushkin will also need to apply for reinstatement.


Valeri Nichushkin has been placed in Stage 3 of the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program -- which comes with a minimum six-month suspension without pay before he's eligible to apply for reinstatement.

More details to come.
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