Ottawa Senators minor leaguer suspended 20 games for PEDs

Tuesday October 28th, 2014

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A former NHLer currently signed to Ottawa's top farm team has been suspended after testing positive for the use of performance-enhancing drugs.

Brad Mills, a 31-year-old right winger with the AHL's Binghamton Senators, will sit 20 games for violating the terms of the AHL/PHPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program.

According to an AHL press release, Mills has already served the first four games of that suspension “as he was removed from the Senators lineup following his report of his positive test result to team management last week.”

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Mills, who has 34 NHL games on his resumé after stints with the New Jersey Devils and Chicago Blackhawks, attended Ottawa's camp on a tryout basis this fall. He was assigned to Binghamton on Sept. 30, but has yet to skate in a game this season. He will be eligible to return to play on Dec. 12.

The league did not specify the type or level of PED that was detected, but announced that it will make “no further comment on this matter.”

More to come.

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