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Knights Nuggets: NHL players back to the Olympics?

Start your morning by catching up on yesterday’s news.

Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympics - Day 13 Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Good morning to you. Here’s some news to get you started for today.

Around the League

While the NHL continues to evaluate which hub cities will play host to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement continue. One key negotiation piece: Putting NHL players back in the winter olympics. (Sportsnet)

Speaking of hub cities, it seems as though Las Vegas is no longer destined to be one, despite early reports indicating that Sin City was a virtual lock. (KOI)

It’s been almost a week. The results of the NHL Draft Lottery are still bonkers. Is a change in the framework in the future? (TSN)

Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen isn’t sure of the NHL resuming play just yet, and part of it might have to be due to the CBA. (Sportsnet)

Golden Knights expansion draft legend Chris Thorburn retired last week and he’s already planning the next stages of his life. (St. Louis Post Dispatch)

The Columbus Blue Jackets, once in need of calling those from the stands to skate, are getting Alexandre Texier back from injured reserve. They also got Seth Jones back not too long ago. Watch out for the Jackets. (CBJ)

Speaking of players returning, Mikko Rantanen is skating again for the Colorado Avalanche. The Golden Knights will see them in the round robin. (NHL.com)

Golden Knights news

Vegas signed prospect goalie Jiri Patera to his entry-level deal. A sixth-round pick by the Golden Knights in 2017 has looked promising in his development. (KOI)

Lifeguard Arena, the soon-to-be headquarters for the Henderson Silver Knights, had its topping off ceremony last week.