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Ducks' Shawn Horcoff suspended 20 games for banned treatment

Anaheim Ducks forward Shawn Horcoff was suspended for 20 games Tuesday for violating the terms of the NHL's performance-enhancing substances program.

The 37-year-old Horcoff acknowledged his mistake in a statement issued by the NHL Players' Association. He claimed he tried an unspecified treatment to speed up his recovery from an injury last fall.

"Although I was unaware that this treatment was not permitted under NHL rules, that is no excuse whatsoever," Horcoff said. "I should have done my research, and I should have checked with the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program's doctors. I accept full responsibility for my actions, and I am...

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