Newspaper article The Canadian Press

NHL Suspends Coyotes Defenceman Tinordi for Violating Drug Program

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

NHL Suspends Coyotes Defenceman Tinordi for Violating Drug Program

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Coyotes defenceman Tinordi suspended 20 games

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NEW YORK, N.Y. - Arizona Coyotes defenceman Jarred Tinordi has been suspended 20 games without pay for violating the terms of the NHL and NHL Players' Association joint performance enhancing substances program.

The NHL said in a statement that Monday that the suspension is accompanied by mandatory referral to the NHL/NHLPA substance abuse program for evaluation and possible treatment.

"I am extremely disappointed that I failed a test under the NHL/NHLPA performance enhancing substances program," Tinordi said in a statement released by the NHLPA. "I did not knowingly take a banned substance. I understand, however, that I am responsible for what enters my body as a professional athlete and I accept the suspension. I will work hard towards my return to the ice and will learn from this frustrating setback. …

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