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February 24, 2014
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Sochi, Russia (SportsNetwork.com) - The NHL said Sunday that Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom likely won't face discipline from the league after testing positive for a banned substance at the Sochi Olympics.

Backstrom, playing for Sweden at the Olympics, was scratched from Sunday's gold medal game against Canada after the alleged doping offense.

A Swedish Olympic official said Backstrom's positive test came as the result of an allergy medicine he has routinely taken.

Sweden went on to drop a 3-0 decision to Canada.

The NHL said the specific substance in Backstrom's case is not on the league's banned list.

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