Found February 23, 2014 on Players View:

Team Sweden forward Nicklas Backstrom was held out of the Olympic gold medal final after testing positive for a banned substance. Yahoo Sports’ Greg Wyshynski reports that an NHLPA source has revealed that Backstrom was pulled from the locker room prior to the beginning of the gold medal game after it was revealed he had tested positive for a banned substance believed to be contained in an allergy medicine. Backstrom is Sweden’s top line center and his removal from the lineup contributed to their difficulty in generating any significant scoring chances in their 3-0 loss to Team Canada. Neither Backstrom nor the Swedish Olympic Committee has commented on the alleged positive test. If true, the backlash for Backstrom in his home nation will be off the charts. The post Nicklas Backstrom out of Olympic final after positive drug test appeared first on Players View.

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