NHL OK’s Devils’ Daneyko To Play
NEW YORK (AP) _ New Jersey Devils defenseman Ken Daneyko was cleared to return to play by the NHL Saturday following rehabilitation treatment for an alcohol problem.
Daneyko had entered an NHL-sponsored substance abuse program Nov. 1 for treatment of a self-described ``binge drinking″ problem.
Daneyko resumed working out with the team Tuesday and is expected to return to action after the Olympic break.
``Hopefully this will prolong my career and I can have a new lease on life and a new lease on the game,″ he said after the workout.
He will be monitored for follow-up care, the NHL said.