In response to Russia’s attack on Ukraine, NHL has capped the business connections into the country. “The National Hockey League condemns the invasion of Russia into Ukraine and pushes on a peaceful solution as fast as possible,” said the North American ice hockey league on Monday. All relationships with business partners in Russia are exposed, and the Russian-speaking pages of the NHL and social networks are also to pause. Considerations to use Russia in the future as a place for competitions with NHL connection, do not give it anymore.
Russia started a war against Ukraine on 24 February and is therefore increasingly isolated in the world sports. The IOC had called on Monday to let athletes and athletes from Russia and its allies, Belarus, no longer participate in international competitions.
Among the numerous Russian ice hockey professionals in the NHL, the league announced that they are concerned about the well-being of the athletes who “play in the name of their clubs in the NHL and not in the name of Russia”. The players and their families are in an “extremely difficult position”.