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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2010, file photo, Rene Fasel, International Ice Hockey Federation President, right, and Gary Bettman, National Hockey League Commissioner, are seen during a press conference at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. NHL Players are raising doubts about the finality of the NHL announcement that it won’t participate in the 2018 Olympics. IIHF president Fasel called the NHL’s decision one that robs fans of a best-on-best competition, saying “at the end of the day, ice hockey loses here.” (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2014, file photo, NHL Players' Association Executive Director Don Fehr, left, International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel, center, and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, right, answer questions during a news conference at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Two people familiar with the gathering say the three key decision-makers are meeting Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, regarding the NHL's participation in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. The person, who spoke Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because an announcement was not made about the development, says the IOC and IIHF requested the meeting. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

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NHL Players' Association Executive Director Don Fehr, left, International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel, center, and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, right, talk following a news conference at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, right, and International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel, left, answer questions at a news conference at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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NHL Players' Association Executive Director Don Fehr, left, International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel, center, and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, right, answer questions at a news conference at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin smiles though protective head gear as he plays a friendly hockey match between the Stars of the NHL 1 and the Stars of the NHL 2 teams at The Bolshoy Ice Dome, the part of the complex of facilities operated by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) at the Black Sea resort of Sochi, southern Russia, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, takes part in a friendly hockey match between the Stars of the NHL 1 and the Stars of the NHL 2 teams at The Bolshoy Ice Dome, the part of the complex of facilities operated by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) at the Black Sea resort of Sochi, southern Russia, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)