Report: NHL Will Not Cover COVID-19 Insurance For Players At 2022 Winter Olympics

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According to the New York Post’s Larry Brooks, the NHL Players’ Association has told players that the NHL will not pay for COVID-19 insurance at the 2022 Winter Olympics or Olympic Qualifiers in Beijing, China in February.

The NHL’s position is that players will not be paid for NHL games that they miss if they contract COVID-19 at the Olympics.

The NHLPA has presented the International Ice Hockey Federation with cost of insurance but heard back that they will not pay either.

The players’ association released to players that they “strongly” advise against participating in qualifying events for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Though, talks are ongoing between the players and the players’ association.

The NHL is scheduled to have a break from Thursday, February 3 through Tuesday, February 22 for 2022 All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada (which will be on Friday, February 4 and Saturday, February 5) and the Olympics, which is schedule to start on February 4 and end on February 20.

By Harrison Brown

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6 Responses to Report: NHL Will Not Cover COVID-19 Insurance For Players At 2022 Winter Olympics

  1. Anonymous says:

    does this mean the players will be allowed to participate, or is that still to be determined

    • Harrison Brown says:

      Still tbd but it is expected that they will be allowed. This doesn’t change things unless the PA and players have a change of heart.

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