Blue Jackets defenseman Berard tests positive for banned substance

Updated: January 20, 2006, 4:50 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Blue Jackets defenseman Bryan Berard apologized to his team and the Columbus fans Friday, saying he's "embarrassed" he's been suspended from international competition for two years after testing positive for a banned steroid.

"In life you learn from your mistakes and accepting it and just going forward," he said after practice.

The test the 28-year-old Berard failed wasn't part of the NHL's new testing program that began Sunday, so he will not be subject to league ...

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