In a really sudden flip of occasions, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has announced that undrafted free agent goaltender and up to date Hobey Baker winner Dryden McKay has accepted a six-month interval of ineligibility for an anti-doping rule violation. McKay examined optimistic for Ostarine, a non-specified substance within the class of anabolic brokers that’s prohibited.
Normally, it might have resulted in a ban of as much as 4 years, however because the press release signifies, McKay was discovered to have ingested it from a complement that didn’t checklist Ostarine on the label. Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet spoke with McKay’s consultant Paul Greene, who defined:
The solely purpose we bought the discount is as a result of we discovered the place it got here from, and his diploma of fault was very low. He’d been very cautious about trying on the label.
Friedman goes on to elucidate that although there was quick NHL curiosity within the free agent goaltender as quickly as his school season ended, phrase had began to unfold that “something was up.” He studies that McKay will have the ability to resume working towards with a group on August 25 and play on October 11. There continues to be curiosity, although notes McKay should begin within the AHL and “work his way up.”
The 24-year-old goaltender had an unbelievable school profession at Minnesota State-Mankato, culminating in a nationwide championship look this season. Through 140 NCAA appearances, he posted a 113-20-4 document and a .932 save share, incomes a shutout in 26 completely different video games. He doesn’t at present have a contract for the 2022-23 season.