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Sandis Ozolinsh Cleared to Play in Olympics

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
NEW YORK/TORONTO - The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association announced today that Mighty Ducks of Anaheim defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh has been cleared to return to on-ice competition.  As a result, Ozolinsh will be eligible to play for Latvia at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games.

Ozolinsh will continue to participate in the follow-up care phase of the Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program of the NHLPA and the NHL.

The program's doctors, Dr. Dave Lewis on behalf of the NHL and Dr. Brian Shaw on behalf of the NHLPA, continue to administer Ozolinsh's care.

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