NHL expresses willingness to take part in Olympics Games: report

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The NHL has expressed a willingness to take part in the 2018 Winter Olympics if the union representing its players agrees to extend the current labor deal, a Canadian sports channel reported on Wednesday.

NHL Players' Association chief Donald Fehr, who met with the NHL and International Ice Hockey Federation in New York on Wednesday to discuss the possibility of the league sending players to the Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, did not deny an offer was made, the report said.

"There have been some suggestions which could be construed that that discussion would be worth having. Obviously, we would discuss that with players. We have begun that process, but we're a long way from done," said Fehr.

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