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Czech Government Doesn't Want Russian NHL Players Playing In Prague

09/22/2022 at 11:07am EDT

I tweeted about this yesterday, but in case you missed it.

from The Athletic,

Russian players who are scheduled to participate in NHL games in Prague next month will not be welcomed by the Czech government because of its stance on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to a report from The Associated Press.

The Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks are slated to face off at the Czech capital’s O2 Arena on Oct. 7 and 8. While rosters are still to be set, Russian forward Yakov Trenin plays for the Predators while forward Evgeny Svechnikov is a member of the Sharks. San Jose defenseman Nikolai Knyzhov is injured.

“We can confirm that the Czech Foreign Ministry has sent a letter to the NHL to point out that, at this moment, the Czech Republic or any other state in the (visa-free) Schengen zone should not issue visas to the Russian players to enter our territory,” Deputy Foreign Minister Martin Smolek said in a statement, according to AP.

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