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Daly expects NHL schedule, Olympics announcement this week

Jul 17, 2013, 12:12 PM EDT

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While it’s always been assumed that NHL players will participate in the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia, still no official announcement has been made.

However, that’s expected to change soon.

Very soon.

Indeed, with less than a year to go before the Games (Feb. 7-23), the big announcement — along with the release of the 2013-14 NHL schedule — is imminent, according to the league’s deputy commissioner, Bill Daly.

“I expect both issues will be dealt with this week,” Daly said in an e-mail to the Chicago Tribune.

The announcement could, in fact, happen today, per Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

All sorts of issues have served as potential roadblocks to sending NHLers to Sochi, from big ones like insurance to smaller ones like hospitality for players’ and owners’ families.

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