An epidemic happening in this NHL seasonThere seems to be an epidemic happening at the NHL this season. More than a handful of NHL stars are taking a break due to broken bones.

This week, Atlanta’s Ilya Kovalchuk broke his bone in his right foot. He will be missing  on the next three to five weeks this season.

Two of Boston Bruins top forwards, Marc Savard and Milan Lucic will miss four to six weeks. Savard suffered a broken foot while Lucic had his finger broken.

Joining the list are Carolina forward Erik Cole with a broken leg, Vancouver winger Daniel Sedin with a broken foot, New Jersey defenseman Paul Martin with a broken arm and Pittsburgh blueliner Sergei Gonchar with a broken wrist.

With the rampant use of steroids use in the world of sports, it would be impossible not to suspect steroids as the main culprit for all these bones breaking. Many people, especially those in the medical field know that steroids can lead to brittle bones, which can increase chances of broken bones.

One thing good about NHL is that the league always subjects their players to drug testing before competing in international games such as the Olympics. Bryan Berard was previously caught positive forPEDs use by this particular NHL system before the Torino Games.