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Bettman not bullish about NHL participation in 2018 Olympics

The NHL remains open to continuing to send its players to the Olympics, just so long as it doesn't have foot the bill.

"Our teams are not interested in paying for the privilege" of Olympic participation, Commissioner Gary Bettman said Monday before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks.

NHL players have been a fixture at the Olympics since the 1998 Games in Nagano, Japan thanks in large part to significant financial support from the International Olympic Committee and the International Ice Hockey Federation, which have handled most of the travel costs, accommodations and insurance for league owners.

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