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NHL schedule includes Olympic break: Report


The NHL has not yet announced whether it will send its players to next year's Beijing Olympics but the schedule for the 202122 season will include a break to accommodat­e participat­ion in the Winter Games, according to an ESPN report on Monday.

The article, which cited unnamed sources with knowledge of the schedule being released this week, said the break will run from Feb. 5-22 and include a caveat that NHL participat­ion in Beijing is not yet guaranteed.

The Beijing Olympics are scheduled to begin on Feb. 4 while preliminar­y round play of the men's ice hockey tournament, which would be one of the marquee events of the Winter Games if NHL players participat­e, starts on Feb. 9. (Reuters)

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