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NHLer Tests Positive

from Bob McKenzie of TSN,
A Canadian-born NHL player who was on Canada's preliminary 81-man Olympic eligibility list but who is not on the final Olympic team 23-man roster or three-man taxi squad has tested positive for a prohibited substance, TSN has learned. But unlike the Bryan Berard situation – the American-born NHLer who last month received a two-year international hockey ban as a result of a positive test for an anabolic steroid – this case involving a Canadian-born player has yet to fully work its way through the procedural system and, in fact, the unidentified player in question has yet to have his appeal heard by an arbitrator.
read on update 5:53pm,
The Montreal Canadiens have called a news conference for tonight at 6pm where Head Team Physician, Dr. David Mulder, will provide details on the results of an anti-doping test taken by a Canadiens player.
update 6:04pm, Watched the presser and the player is Jose Theodore. Dr. going through a whole timeline and I had to go, I am sure a release will be out soon. Basically the drug was recommended by a Dr. to help him grow hair. update 6:41pm, from TSN,
The Montreal Canadiens announced that goaltender Jose Theodore tested positive for a substance on the WADA banned substance list, at a Thursday evening news conference. Head Team Physician, Dr. David Mulder, discussed details of the test.

 

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