Speaking to the Ottawa Citizen on Friday, Senators owner Eugene Melnyk gave a “flat no” to the idea of sending Erik Karlsson to the 2018 Olympics if the NHL as a whole isn’t included in the Games.

On Saturday night’s Headlines segment on Hockey Night in Canada, Elliotte Friedman teased an interview done with Melnyk on Thursday in which he talked about this subject, the full scope of which will be broadcast in the next week.

In the clip shown Saturday, Melnyk said: “So I’m going to give Sweden my best player at the risk of him being injured. Beating our Canadian team. That doesn’t make sense. Maybe if it was a Canadian going to play for Canada… maybe. But right now it doesn’t make any sense for our franchise, or it’s not fair to our fans, if we were to lose him god forbid in a year like this, to an injury in the Olympics.”

Before their game against Montreal, Karlsson was asked to comment on the matter, and gave a similar answer to what we’ve seen from various players across the league.