"Time is running out, and a decision must certainly be made slowly. At the moment, I don’t expect to see NHL players on the ice at the olympics," sturm told the newspaper "augsburger allgemeine" in an interview.
He regrets it, but "on the other hand, it’s a tough blow for the clubs when one of their players tests positive for the corona virus in beijing," said the current assistant coach of the los angeles kings. And this was not only going to affect the NHL clubs, but the DEL clubs as well. "You also have to remember that the winter olympics go on until the end of february," said the 43-year-old, "that is, until the hectic phase of the season with the playoffs and K.O.-duels.