The NHL announced today that Anaheim Ducks center Shawn Horcoff will be suspended for 20 games without pay for violating the league’s performance enhancing substances policy.

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The Ducks published the league’s statement to their team site. Naturally, details are scarce:

Anaheim Ducks forward Shawn Horcoff has been suspended for 20 games, without pay, for violating the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the suspension is accompanied by mandatory referral to the NHL/NHLPA Program for Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health for evaluation and possible treatment.

The National Hockey League will have no further comment on this matter.

The 37-year-old will lose $357,526.88 during his suspension.

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Update (1:52 p.m.): Horcoff released a statement, and said he violated the policy after he “tried a treatment” for an injury from last fall.

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