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Colorado Avalanche forward Valeri Nichushkin
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Truth behind Valeri Nichushkin's 6-month suspension has been unveiled

Published May 15, 2024 at 1:38 PM
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The real reason why Colorado Avalanche forward Valeri Nichushkin has been suspended for 6 months from the NHL has been unveiled by an insider.

Valeri Nichushkin's 2024 playoff run has come to an abrupt end, and his future in the NHL is now uncertain.


The news, which broke just hours before the Colorado Avalanche's game against the Dallas Stars, marks a significant setback for the team, particularly during the playoffs.


The reason for Nichushkin's suspension has been revealed, with Pittsburgh journalist Josh Yohe expressing sympathy for the player's struggles with addiction.

«What a shame. Addiction is a truly horrible disease. I hope he gets his life together.»


Renowned NHL insider Frank Seravalli reported that Nichushkin failed a recent drug test, citing a previous incident involving an intoxicated woman in his room last year.

«Sources say Nichushkin recently failed a drug test. He missed playoff games last year after a 911 call in Seattle during which an intoxicated woman was found in his room.» - Frank Seravalli

Avs insider Adrian Dater added that Nichushkin's failed drug test led to his suspension, although the specific details of the substances involved remain unknown.

I'm hearing Nichushkin failed a drug test. But I have no idea what the «drugs» are.


Nichushkin, who had an impressive season with 53 points in 54 games, including a strong playoff performance with 10 points in 8 games, is a significant loss for the Avalanche. Despite his talent on the ice, it's crucial for him to prioritize his well-being and address any personal challenges he may be facing.



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