The Avalanche in Colorado and Lightning in Tampa, both of whom play Russian hockey, will meet in the Stanley Cup final. Restrictions on travel to the Stanley Cup also apply to Belarus, whose players do not participate in the final series.
“This summer [Stenlija] The cup will not go to Russia and Belarus, “Daley told reporters before the start of the final series.” So we may owe a cup trip in the future. “
Since the Russian army invaded Ukraine in February with the indirect support of Belarus, the two aggressor countries have been largely isolated in the world of sports, without the right to compete internationally.
The Stanley Cup will be won by at least one Russian hockey player in June – the Colorado club includes striker Valery Nichushkin, while Lightning is represented by striker Nikita Kucherov, goalkeeper Andrei Vasilevsky and defender Mikhail Sergachev.
The NHL champions will be announced in the final series of up to four victories no later than June 29th. The Avalanche is in the 1-0 lead.
The NHL has also confirmed that there will be no restrictions on Russian and Belarusian hockey players in the draft of the league’s new players.
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