The NHL won't be pausing its season to allow players to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics, officials announced on Monday.
Many pro players have expressed a desire to compete in the Games at Pyeongchang, South Korea. But the league says it doesn't see a benefit to the sport — and does see a risk of injuries.
The NHL has allowed players to participate in every Olympic Games since 1998.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, disputes over money played a role in the decision not to continue.