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Roster moves must be approved by IIHF

Updated: January 9, 2010, 1:50 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

There appears to be a resolution to the Olympic hockey roster dispute.

The International Ice Hockey Federation sent out a memo Friday to all national member federations clarifying that, at this point, roster changes can only be made for "valid reasons," and not because of player performance, ESPN.com has learned.

"For further clarification and as in the past three Olympic Games tournaments, it is only possible to change the players on the provisional rosters in the event of injuries ...

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