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NHL secures deal to allow players to participate in 2022 Winter Olympics

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National Hockey League players will take part in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics after a deal was finally struck between the league, NHL Players Association, International Ice Hockey Federation, and International Olympic Committee.

In July, the NHL publicly released a schedule for the 2021-22 season that included a regular-season break between February 3-22, 2022, in anticipation of a deal for its players to compete in Beijing. But at the time, the NHL was also developing contingency plans should a deal not be struck.

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