NEW YORK/TORONTO (December 13, 2008)
-- The National Hockey League Players' Association and the National Hockey League announced today that Brian McGrattan
of the Phoenix Coyotes
has voluntarily entered Stage #1 of the Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program of the NHL and the NHLPA.
Under terms of the program, McGrattan will continue to receive his full salary and benefits and will have no penalty imposed as long as he complies with the prescribed treatment and follow-up care program.
The program's doctors, Dr. Dave Lewis on behalf of the NHL and Dr. Brian Shaw
on behalf of the NHLPA, are administering McGrattan's care.