Russian NHL players from the San Jose Sharks and Nashville Predators will be permitted to play games in Prague, despite the Czech government having previously said they weren't welcome there due to the war in Ukraine.

Nashville and San Jose are set to play regular-season games Oct. 7 and 8 at Prague's O2 Arena as part of the 2022 NHL Global Series in Europe. The Sharks' Alexander Barabanov and Evgeny Svechnikov, as well as Nashville's Yakov Trenin, are Russian-born players.