Berard still eligible to play in NHL

Updated: January 21, 2006, 11:43 AM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Blue Jackets defenseman Bryan Berard accepted a two-year suspension from international competition for taking a banned steroid, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Friday.

Since the test Berard failed wasn't part of NHL testing, he won't be subject to league discipline.


A sample taken from Berard on Nov. 12 tested positive for 19-norandrosterone, a steroid that helps athletes add strength and muscle and lose weight. The sample was collected after his ...

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