Horcoff has been suspended by the NHL for 20 contests for violating the performing enhancing substance program, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Horcoff's suspension will keep him out for the entire month of February and could return to action Mar. 11. The winger was in the midst of a 11-game scoring slump prior to being suspended. In total, the veteran has a pedestrian 10 points in 45 outings this season.
Horcoff registered the only goal of the game Tuesday in Calgary. The goal opened the scoring roughly midway through the second period, and his team was able to make it stand up for the 1-0 road victory that ended the Flames' 11-game home win streak. This tally gave Horcoff goals in back-to-back games, something he had yet to do this season. Horcoff's six goals this season land him in a tie for third on his team, not bad for a guy who averages less than 14 minutes and night and plays an inconsequential amount of power play time.
Horcoff picked up a goal and an assist in Monday's win over Carolina. Points have been tricky to come by for the 37-year-old Canadian, but things were really going well for him on Monday. He put his team ahead with a goal off his skate in the first, and added an assist on linemate Carl Hagelin's score late in the third. Horcoff was all over the ice in the win and easily could have tallied a few more times, had he not been foiled by Canes goalie Eddie Lack. Don't expect many more multi-point efforts in the future from Horcoff, but enjoy it while it lasts.
Shawn Horcoff registered his 500th career point with his third period goal in Wednesday's loss to the Oilers. Points have been few and far between for the veteran, as he has only registered four on the season so far. He's currently skating on a line with Chris Stewart and Andrew Cogliano, one that has been effective for the team this season. Despite Horcoff's recent spike in minutes, don't expect his scoring to spike significantly as a result.
Shawn Horcoff signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Ducks on Wedesnday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.
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