The NHL has suspended Valentin Zykov for 20 games for violating the terms of the NHL Performance Enhancing Substances Program.

This is the second Golden Knights’ player to get suspended for PEDs in the last two seasons. Zykov’s suspension likely means that Brandon Pirri will be in the lineup on Thursday but it could also mean an extended stay for Cody Glass. A 20-game suspension means Zykov isn’t eligible to return until November 29th vs. The Coyotes.

Source: Jesse Granger 10/17/19, 1:47 pm EST

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The Hurricanes have sent Valentin Zykov to Charlotte (AHL) on a conditioning stint.

Zykov has been a healthy scratch for the last three games so he will head to Charlotte to get some playing time. Zykov can spend up to two weeks with Charlotte, but can’t actually be assigned to the AHL without passing through waivers. The 23-year-old has three assists in 13 games with Carolina this season. He had 54 points (33G / 21A) in 633 games with Charlotte last year.

Source: Cory Lavalette 11/13/18, 9:57 am EST

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The Hurricanes have recalled Valentin Zykov from Charlotte (AHL).

Zykov, 21, was a second round pick of the Kings (No. 37 overall) in 2013 and it looks like he could make his NHL debut on Thursday. Zykov has recorded 15 goals and 15 assists (30 points) in 55 games with the Checkers this season. He is expected to play on the Hurricanes’ top line with Jordan Staal and Sebastien Aho.

Source: Nicholas Niedzielski 03/9/17, 5:38 am EST

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