Olympic Games

For the hockey tournament at the Olympics Games, the participating countries will not be able to count on their stars from the NHL.

Roman Josi will not be able to join the Swiss national team in Beijing
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“Unfortunately, given the profound disruption to the NHL’s regular-season schedule caused by recent COVID-related events -- 50 games already have been postponed through Dec. 23 -- Olympic participation is no longer feasible" explains NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman.

The NHL will therefore begin using available dates during the February 6-22 window (originally contemplated to accommodate Olympic participation) to reschedule games that have been, or may yet be, postponed.

( 22 December 2021 | lle )