No Olympics for more

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - THE SECOND PAGE -

Not only will Sid­ney Crosby, Con­nor McDavid, Aus­ton Matthews and most of the best hockey play­ers in the world not be go­ing to the Olympics, nei­ther will any­one on an NHL con­tract. The league has de­cided that play­ers with ac­tive NHL con­tracts, even those in the mi­nors, will not be al­lowed to par­tic­i­pate in the Olympics in Fe­bru­ary in South Korea. Deputy Com­mis­sioner Bill Daly con­firmed the league’s stance Mon­day The league an­nounced in April it wouldn’t stop its sea­son to go to the Olympics for the first time since 1994, but ques­tions had re­mained about play­ers in the Amer­i­can Hockey League and ECHL. This means play­ers signed to two-way NHL con­tracts or who are loaned to mi­nor league af­fil­i­ates by their clubs won’t be avail­able to the United States, Canada or other na­tional teams. The AHL said ear­lier this sum­mer that gen­eral man­agers could de­cide to al­low play­ers on AHL con­tracts to play in South Korea.

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