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Russian national hockey player Evgeni Kuznetsov was disqualified for four years due to cocaine in analyzes

Previously, he got on a video with tracks of white powder, but said he did not use drugs.

The International Hockey Federation disqualified for four years the player of “Washington” and the Russian team Yevgeny Kuznetsov. In his analysis for doping during the World Cup in May in his blood they found cocaine, reported in the statement of the organization.

In the spring of 2019, a video spread on the network where Kuznetsov sits in front of a table with two paths of white powder and a twisted bill. The media suggested that it was cocaine. Kuznetsov himself confirmed that he was present on the video, but said that he had never used drugs and was not going to try them.

He also claimed that he was ready to take the doping test at any time.

I have nothing to hide, let it remain on the conscience of the one who posted this video.

Evgeny Kuznetsov

hockey player

The period of ineligibility will last until June 12, 2023. The IIHF disqualification does not limit his ability to play in the NHL and KHL.

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