Read: A Deal To Send Players To The Olympics May Finally Be Coming

According to The Score, via report from Paul Romanuk, the NHL will soon announce that a deal has been agreed upon which will send NHL players to Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Olympics.

The Olympics run from 2/7/14 until 2/23/14 and the NHL will shutdown for that period of time.

The delay in the announcement has also prevented the NHL from releasing the schedule for the 2013-14 season. Tom Gulitti tweets that the NHL is expected to release the schedule a day or two after the Olympic announcement is made.