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Caps’ training facility involved in steroids investigation

A.J. Perez of NHL Fanhouse is reporting today that U.S. Marshalls and Florida sheriff’s department investigators have gathered at the Washington Capitals’ training facility in Arlington, Virginia.

“We are looking to talk to a few players,” an investigator from the Polk County Sherriff’s office said before they entered the Capitals office building that is attached to the team’s practice rink.

Another Polk County investigator, who identified himself only as a sergeant, told FanHouse they were here as part of the investigation of Douglas Owen Nagel, a chiropractor in nearby Reston, Va. Nagel was arrested by Polk County and federal authorities Tuesday on suspicion he had purchased anabolic steroids.

Perez reports that a number of current and former Capitals players are patients of Nagel, although there is zero proof at this point whether they have purchased drugs from the chiropractor. This is apparently part of a year-long investigation of Richard Thomas, who was arrested last summer in relation to steroids and growth hormones coming from the Slovak Republic.

“He claimed to have sold drugs to professional sports people,” Judd said in June. “He said, ‘You pick the sport and I sold it to them.’ We pressed him further and he said he sold steroids to the Washington Capitals and the Nationals.”

The Washington Capitals have said they will have a statement on the investigation later today.