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Colorado Avalanche players celebrating a goal with Valeri Nichushkin
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Colorado Avalanche star receives 6-month suspension from the NHL

Published May 13, 2024 at 8:50 PM
BY SAMER
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The Colorado Avalanche received some bad news with star forward Valeri Nichushkin who is facing a 6-month ban from the NHL after entering the NHLPA assistance program for the 2nd time this season.

Valeri Nichushkin, forward for the Colorado Avalanche, has been placed in Stage 3 of the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program, resulting in a six-month suspension from NHL action.


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




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.



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

The suspension, announced recently, follows Nichushkin's failure of a substance test. While the specifics of the failed test remain unclear, Nichushkin will need to apply for reinstatement after the suspension period.


Further details are expected to emerge in due course.
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