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NHL players expected to pull out of Beijing Olympics

NHL players unlikely to participate in the Olympics. Plug pulled due to spike in Covid cases.

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The NHL is expected to announce that they will not be participating in the 2022 Winter Games.

The NHL’s involvement in the 2022 Winter Games was dependant on whether the pandemic situation could cause enough postponements that the league would need to set aside the February 7-22 Olympic break for rescheduled events.

Over 50 games have been postponed in recent weeks, with 48 left to be rescheduled amid a surge in Covid cases.

On Sunday, the league stated that all scheduled cross-border games during the Christmas break were to be postponed.

The NHL announced Monday that they would be starting the holiday break earlier, citing COVID-19 concerns.

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