NHL Gamers Reportedly Will not Attend Olympics Amid COVID-19 Issues

For days, issues had been trending within the route of NHL gamers not going to the 2022 Olympics.

It seems that will, certainly, be the case.

The NHL and NHLPA agreed that NHL gamers is not going to go to the Beijing Olympics, ESPN reported Tuesday, citing a number of sources.

Gamers had began to bitter on the opportunity of attending given the quarantine necessities if a participant examined constructive for COVID-19 on the Olympics. It could be a compulsory three-to-five-week quarantine, which might hold gamers away from their households and groups for vital weeks of the NHL season.

The pause to NHL video games at present in place amid is sharp rise in COVID circumstances over the past week-plus hasn’t helped the trigger. Not solely will that complicate the schedule for the remainder of the season, but additionally might add some concern in regards to the chance of a constructive take a look at on the Olympics — particularly since it’ll come shortly after All-Star weekend in Las Vegas.

Whereas the choice has not been made official, the ESPN report indicated it might be formally introduced later Tuesday or Wednesday. As for who would substitute NHL gamers on the Olympic rosters, that’s not solely clear. In 2018, the rosters have been comprised largely of gamers who have been taking part in abroad.

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