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That’s what Connor McDavid called a potential three-to-five week quarantine in China, if he tests positive for COVID-19 at the 2022 Winter Olympics. The Canadian center wouldn’t go as far as saying that he wouldn’t be going to Beijing though.
Erik Karlsson, however, made his opinion loud and clear today.
“Most of the issues are public knowledge. If that’s the way it’s going to be, I don’t see it being very feasible for guys to take that risk. That’s my personal opinion,” the Swedish defenseman said this afternoon.
“I don’t understand why anyone would agree to take the risks of being in that position that we will be in once we board that plane to China,” he continued. “You send 250-plus guys, including trainers and staff, someone’s gonna get dinged.”
So, as things stand, is Erik Karlsson going to the Olympics?
“No, most likely not,” the San Jose Sharks star said. “I don’t think that, as I said, it’s very feasible, very smart as a human being to do that.”