As such, Lundqvist will return to New York to join his non-Olympic teammates in workouts that commenced on Wednesday, though it is unclear when he will get back on the ice. Complications caused by the snowstorm may prevent his return until tomorrow or Sunday.
There is no NHL regulation mandating when players are obligated to return to their respective teams upon elimination, though clubs have generally given their players until 5 p.m. the day following their final Olympic game to report.
Under adopted NHL guidelines, players on teams that have advanced to today's semifinals -- U.S. vs. Finland followed by Canada vs. Slovakia -- will be permitted to remain in Vancouver through Sunday's closing ceremonies.
Read Elias and Kovalchuk are going to meet up with the Devils in San Jose rather than fly to New Jersey and then fly to San Jose.
Lundqvist might as well meet the team in Ottawa.
If he's not getting back till sunday then there's really no point flying back to new york..
Not to mention the article doesn't make sense. Of COURSE players who advanced to today have to stay past today. Nobody's going home today. You either lose and play for the bronze or win and play for the gold.
Plus I'm sure a player like Lundqvist would not be told no if he asked to stay till the end.