Sweden and Washington Capitals centre Nicklas Backstrom failed a doping test for a substance found in an allergy remedy and turned into withdrawn from the Gold Medal sport at the Sochi Olympics.
“I were given the message hours earlier than the sport that something became wrong,” Sweden coach Par Marts said after his group lost three-zero to Canada in the gold medal game.
Backstrom become listed inside the lineups distributed earlier than the game, and forward Daniel Alfredsson said the group become informed he wouldn’t play just before it started out.
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NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated that he did now not foresee any NHL subject for the matter.