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List of NHL stars’ stances on trying to play at 2018 Olympics

Ice Hockey Quarter Final - Day 13 - Russia v Canada

VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 24: (L-R) Alexander Ovechkin #8 of Russia shakes hands with Sidney Crosby #87 of Canada after Canada’s 7-3 victory during the ice hockey men’s quarter final game between Russia and Canada on day 13 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Canada Hockey Place on February 24, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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The NHL has yet to announce how it will deal with individual players wanting to defy the league and participate in the PyeongChang Olympics, but it expects all of its players to stay with their clubs in February.

While waiting for that news, here’s a list of NHL stars’ thoughts on trying to play in PyeongChang if the NHL follows through with not formally taking part:

Patrick Kane
: Not playing (Chicago media)
T.J. Oshie
: No timetable for decision (ESPN)

Sidney Crosby: Not thinking that far ahead yet
Braden Holtby: Not playing
Connor McDavid: No comment
Steven Stamkos: Too early to decide (ESPN)
Jonathan Toews: Not playing (Chicago media)

Nikita Kucherov: No comment (hockey media)
Evgeni Malkin
: Wants to play, with Penguins’ allowance (Soviet Sport)
Alex Ovechkin
: Plans to play
Artemi Panarin: Ready to play if legally worked out (Agent, R-Sport)
Vladimir Tarasenko: Will think about it in the summer (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Nicklas Backstrom: I don’t know (hockey media)
Erik Karlsson: No comment

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