BINGHAMTON (AP) - AHL players on minor league contracts are eligible to play in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Teams have been informed they can loan players on AHL contracts to the national teams for the Winter Games from February 5 through February 26. The men's hockey tournament in the Olympic games runs from February 9 through February 25.
The AHL does not have a break for the 2018 Winter Olympics in its schedule. The decision does not affect players in the AHL that are on NHL contracts. No decision on those players has been made.