Jarred Tinordi suspended for violating performance-enhancing substances program

Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jarred Tinordi was suspended by the NHL for 20 games without pay on Wednesday for violating the NHL and NHLPA's performance-enhancing substances program.

"I did not knowingly take a banned substance," Tinordi said in a statement. "I understand, however, that I am responsible for what enters my body as a professional athlete and I accept the suspension. I will work hard towards my return to the ice and will learn from this frustrating setback."​

Tinordi, 24, has played in 10 games this season for the Coyotes and Montreal Canadiens. He was acquired by Arizona in January as part of a three-team trade involving the Nashville Predators. He has six assists over three seasons in the league.