The Nationwide Hockey League Gamers’ Affiliation (NHLPA) and the Nationwide Hockey League (NHL) introduced right this moment that they’ve concluded an Settlement with the Worldwide Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) that confirms a break within the 2021-22 NHL Common Season Schedule, topic to phrases of the Settlement, to be able to accommodate the participation of NHL Gamers within the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
The Settlement permits for the potential of a later resolution to withdraw within the occasion evolving Covid circumstances are deemed by the NHL/NHLPA to render participation by NHL Gamers to be impractical or unsafe.
Official announcement coming shortly, however NHL/NHLPA have the power to withdraw if circumstances change for the more serious. Additionally, if NHL video games are cancelled through the season attributable to outbreaks and there’s not room to reschedule, league has choice to cancel participation. https://t.co/Bd1AZ51Zla
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) September 3, 2021
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— John Hoven | The Mayor (@mayorNHL) September 3, 2021