Hockey Canada to invite Jarome Iginla to play at Karjala Cup

The Hockey Night in Canada panel discuss the NHL and NHLPA possibly getting rid of the All-Star Game, Jarome Iginla getting an invitation from Hockey Canada and Zdeno Chara.

The Karjala Cup is an international men’s hockey tournament held annually in Finland and Hockey Canada is expected to send an invitation to Jarome Iginla.

Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported the news Saturday during the Headlines segment on Hockey Night in Canada.

There will be no NHL participation at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, so the Canadian roster will have a much different look than it did when they won gold in 2014.

Hockey Canada is using the Karjala Cup as preparation for the upcoming Games, which begin in February.

Since Iginla is currently an unrestricted free agent, he would be eligible to represent his country at the Olympics for the fourth time in his career. Iginla won gold medals in 2002 and 2010 and also had a spot on the disappointing 2006 team that finished in seventh place.

It’s unclear at this time whether or not Iginla might be interested in participating in a tournament like the Karjala Cup.


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