BREAKING: Golden Knights' Valentin Zykov suspended for PEDs

Vegas Golden Knights forward Valentin Zykov has been suspended 20 games without pay for violating the terms of the NHL/NHLPA PED program.

Zykov, 24, is in his second season with the Vegas Golden Knight and put up two points in seven games so far this season.
We were notified by the NHL and NHLPA that valentin has violated the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program. We monitor the nutrition, supplement intake and overall diet of our athletes on a continual basis throughout our entire season. Valentin knowingly used a banned substance without the consent, recommendation or knowledge of our team. We support the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program and respect the decision here, the Golden Knights released in a statement.
Zykov released his own statement through the NHLPA.
I've been informed that I am being suspended for 20 games under the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program. While I haven't been able to discover how I tested positive, I understand that I am responsible for what is in my body and I will accept this penalty. I want to apologize to my family, my teammates, and the Golden Knights organization and fans. I will work hard during my suspension to ensure that I put myself in the best possible position to contribute to my team when my suspension is over.


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