Report: Coyotes believed to have committed 20-plus recruiting violations
Mark J. Rebilas / USA Today Sports

The Arizona Coyotes are believed to have committed at least 20 recruiting violations by fitness testing draft-eligible players, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.

The news of Arizona's alleged violations first became public in late January. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly and a team of lawyers are currently managing the case, and there's no firm timeline on when a decision will be reached, Dreger added.

Physical testing of draft-eligible players prior to the NHL combine is prohibited under league rules. Multiple teams from the CHL, which governs Canada's three major junior leagues - the OHL, WHL, and QMJHL - apparently reported contact from the Coyotes to the NHL.

The Coyotes released a brief statement on the matter on Jan. 30.

"We are aware of the reports," the statement read. "We have discussed the matter with the NHL and we will have no further comment at this time."

If the Coyotes are found guilty, each violation can carry a fine of $250,000 or more, according to Dreger.

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