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Player entry protocol for 2014 Sochi Olympics @NHLdotcom

Teams are permitted to enter a maximum of 22 players and 3 goalkeepers into the 2014 Olympic Winter Games Men’s Tournament. Game rosters are set with a maximum of 20 players and 2 goalkeepers per team. The third goalkeeper can be added to a game following the IIHF Bylaws.

With the provisional rosters released in January for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games ice hockey tournaments, here is a rundown of the policies regarding player replacement:

*After the Delegate Registration Meeting, players can only be replaced in case of injuries.

*In case of injuries, players announced on the provisional roster can be replaced with any player who was named in the Oct. 1 athlete long list.

*During the Directorate Meeting on Feb. 11 the final rosters will be confirmed.

*As per IIHF regulations, the Late Athlete Replacement Policy will be permitted for a limited time following the conclusion of the first Directorate Meeting to ensure that every team is healthy for the start of the tournament. A team with an athlete who was announced at the first Directorate Meeting but who is unable to compete in the tournament due to injury may replace the athlete using the IOC LAR policy by the following deadline: Two hours before the start of the Men’s Tournament (21:00 local time on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014).

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