The 2022 Olympics in Beijing are just a few months away and we still don’t know if the NHL players will participate.
In Wednesday’s edition of The Daily Faceoff Show, Frank Seravalli provided an update regarding the NHL and the Olympics. The Players Association is waiting for clarity from Beijing on what the measures will look like for positive COVID-19 tests before it decides if they will participate.
Seravalli: “I wanted to give everyone a quick update on the Olympics. Lots of questions as we enter the final month before the NHL can choose not to send its players to Beijing. January 10 is the day to do it without financial penalties.
What’s happening behind the scenes at the moment is that the NHLPA is actually waiting for the canvas players to show interest and readiness for the Olympics. They’ve been pretty consistent up to this point, but we saw Robin Lehner speak out earlier in the week with a tweet saying he doesn’t believe it will be good for his mental health.
I think there are other players who have similar reservations, not necessarily about mental health, but just about everything that’s going on right now regarding the pandemic. They are waiting for clarity.
What will happen in the next few days is that Beijing’s 2022 Olympic Update Booklet will be out and it will detail some further restrictions and quarantine requirements if you test positive for COVID-19 upon arrival. in China.
It is currently understood that the players and/or staff will need to be isolated in China and quarantine for three weeks with a positive test result. The question NHL players have asked, and the NHLPA hopes to get an answer, is can you get medical evacuation? Can you leave the country on a flight if the test is positive? Or do you have to stay in China because of that isolation?
The playbook is expected to update that in the coming days, and when that information comes back to the PA, it will put players on a long list of who can be picked and say ‘here’s where everything’s going. okay, do you still want to go? ‘
They will measure the temperature of the group and then make a decision going forward. ”
You can watch the full episode here…
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