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Shawn Horcoff, Anaheim Ducks forward, suspended 20 games for perfromance-enhancing substances

This is an Oct. 1, 2015, file

This is an Oct. 1, 2015, file photo showing Anaheim Ducks' Shawn Horcoff celebrating his goal with teammates during the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche, in Anaheim, Calif. Credit: AP / Jae C. Hong

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Anaheim Ducks forward Shawn Horcoff has been suspended for 20 games for violating the terms of the NHL’s performance-enhancing substances program.

The NHL announced the suspension Tuesday.

Horcoff says he tried an unspecified treatment last fall to speed up his recovery from an injury, and he didn’t know the treatment wasn’t permitted under NHL rules.

The veteran forward will lose $357,526.88 in salary during his suspension. Horcoff is in his first year with the Ducks after 13 years in Edmonton and two more with Dallas.

The 37-year-old Horcoff has six goals and four assists this season while playing in 45 of the Ducks’ 46 games.

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