Zykov was recalled to the Golden Knights shortly after we published our podcast for the week, so we headed back into the studio to chat about the recall and how it looks for the organization.
Here’s the link to hear everything McPhee, Gallant, Stone, McNabb, Pacioretty, and Marchessault had to say the day Zykov was suspended.
I’ve been informed that I am being suspended for 20 games under the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program. While I haven’t been able to discover how I tested positive, I understand that I am responsible for what is in my body and will accept this penalty. I want to apologize to my family, my teammates, and the Golden Knights organization and fans. I will work hard during my suspension to ensure that I put myself in the best possible position to contribute to my team when my suspension is over. -Valentin Zykov, via statement from NHLPA