Backstrom used banned subtance

Backstrom used banned subtance
February 23, 2014, 10:00 am
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(Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

According to multiple reports, Capitals star center Nicklas Backstrom was pulled from Sunday’s gold medal game against Canada because he tested for a banned substance that is believed to be an allergy medication.

Following Canada's 3-0 victory, a spokesman with the Swedish hockey federation confirmed the reports.

According to a reports by Yahoo Sports and ESPN, Backstrom violated anti-doping rules by using an allergy medication banned by the International Olympic Committee and the World Anti-Doping Federation. 

Earlier on Sunday there were multiple reports that Backstrom was suffering from migraine headaches. Backstrom reportedly was tested on Friday and pulled from Sweden’s lineup just before pre-game warmups.

Backstrom's North American agent Marc Levine did not return text messages and voicemails left by CSNWashington.com