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Bellows Disciplined for Violation of AHL/PHPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program

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The AHL says no further limitations will occur.

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The Islanders had an unsurprisingly quiet opening to the free agent period — at least five hours in — so that made one little Friday news drop the only headline of note about them: The AHL announced Kieffer Bellows had violated its performance-enhancing substances program, and discipline has already been issued and “satisfied.”

Or, from their words:

Bridgeport Sound Tigers player Kieffer Bellows has violated the terms of the AHL/PHPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program.

All applicable discipline has been issued and satisfied, and there are no current or further limitations or restrictions on his ability to play.

Bellows played 52 games with the Islanders’ AHL affiliate last season, in addition to eight games with the big club.

Doubt we will see much in terms of further details, so it sounds like it could very well be minor, but we don’t know, and there you have it.

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