While NHL players are in Sochi preparing for the Olympic schedule to begin, league officials are already working on a decision regarding participation for the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea. Glen Rice Jersey . According to the Globe and Mail, a decision between the NHL and the Players Association should come within the six months. "I can tell you, (a decision) shouldnt take all that long," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told the Globe and Mail. "Its part of a broader discussion with the players association about what were doing internationally. That discussion is under way. I would anticipate a fairly quick resolution with respect to the Olympics - six months." The decision to participate in Sochi came just eight months before the Games due to the lockout that shortened the 2012-23 season to 48 games. Daly added that success at these Games will be determined on the competitiveness of the tournament and injuries to players. "Player injury is an important factor. In Torino, in 2006, we had a couple of key players get injured and not be able to help their NHL teams down the stretch and that left a sour taste in the heads of a lot of our owners. In Vancouver, we were almost injury free, so it was a totally different experience," Daly told the Globe and Mail. "There are a lot of metrics that go on in the Olympic Games and well do a post-Olympic report, but Im not sure theres anything thats absolute in terms of - well, if we hit so many eyeballs, were coming back or not coming back. Its going to be more of a touch and feel thing." The report indicates the International Ice Hockey Federation would like to make inroads in the Asian market but Daly doesnt believe the NHL would have as much to gain in the near future. "Youre never going to ignore the Asian market," added Daly, "its very important. But I also dont view it as a realistic short-term objective to make an impact in the Asian market. Its more of a long-term objective for the sport generally." While Daly concedes the players enjoy participating in the Olympics and there is no bigger stage for the sport, the league would prefer to bring back the World Cup of Hockey as a best-on-best tournament and hold it on their terms. "The players who get to participate really enjoy the opportunity and the players who dont get the opportunity enjoy the time off in February. So from a players perspective, its a very player friendly event," Daly told the Globe and Mail. "Having said that, there are a lot of negatives that come along with the Olympics. The fact is, were guests here. Its not our tournament. In terms of making it as good as it can be, we really dont have control over that. There are positives and negatives, with everything." Dion Waiters Jersey .com) - Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price is set to return Tuesday against Nashville after sitting out the past two games because of a minor upper body injury. 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Vanek, who was acquired for winger Matt Moulson and two draft picks, failed to score in his debut with the club on Monday. The Isles led the contest by a 2-1 score after 40 minutes, but Benoit Pouliot and Ryan McDonagh each tallied third-period goals to lead the visiting Rangers to a 3-2 comeback victory at Nassau Coliseum. Cal Clutterbuck and Peter Regin scored in the Islanders fourth consecutive home loss. Vanek, a two-time 40-goal scorer with the Sabres, had a quiet game, recording just one shot on goal while playing on a line with captain John Tavares. Evgeni Nabokov finished with 21 saves in the setback. "I thought we played decently, but its the same mistakes," Islanders head coach Jack Capuano remarked. "We werent poised enough with the puck; I thought we turned it over too many times there. We fell asleep on a too many men on the ice call. Thats a lack of focus for me." Vanek hopes to have a better second game in an Isles sweater on Friday. The Austrian sniper has registered 19 goalls and 35 points in 50 career games against the Senators. Udonis Haslem Jersey. Ottawa, meanwhile, is mired in an 0-3-0 skid and the club is coming off a disappointing 4-6-2 showing in the first month of the season. The Senators called a players-only meeting on Monday to talk out their frustrations, but still lost a 6-5 decision the following night in Chicago. The Sens held a 4-2 lead briefly in the second period on Tuesday and headed into the final stanza up 4-3. However, Ottawa couldnt overcome a hat trick from Chicago captain Jonathan Toews, who scored twice early in the third period to give the Blackhawks the lead for good. Kyle Turris and Milan Michalek each posted a goal and an assist for the Senators, while Craig Anderson allowed all six goals on 40 shots in the loss. "We got five goals on the road against the Stanley Cup champions," said Ottawa head coach Paul MacLean. "We gave them some easy goals that we should have made them work harder for." Perhaps, a preponderance of home games to begin November can help the Sens get headed in the right direction. Ottawa, which is 1-3-0 as the host so far, will play two straight and seven of eight at home to kick off the new month. The Islanders are playing five of six on the road to begin November and are 2-2-0 away from Nassau Coliseum this season. The Sens have claimed five of the past six meetings in this series overall and Ottawa has taken two in a row in Canadas capital. The Senators boast a 6-0-2 record in the past eight encounters at Canadian Tire Centre. 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