NHL Suspends Deals with Russian KHL Due to Ukrainian Invasion

NHL Suspends Deals with Russian KHL Due to Ukrainian Invasion

The National Hockey League (NHL) continued to distance itself from all things Russian hockey on Monday by announcing a suspension of ties with the Russian-based Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

In a memo to all of its member franchises, the NHL instructed teams to cease contact and communication with their associates in the KHL and any Russian-based player representatives.

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The league has received demands, most notably from legendary goalie Dominik Hasek, to terminate the contracts of the nearly 40 Russian hockey players currently playing in the NHL. Though, at least so afar, the league has resisted going that far.

Dylan Gwinn