NHL announces that there will not be an Olympic break, NHL Players will not be able to participate in 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) December 22, 2021
The league is in COVID purgatory at the moment, with 50 games needing to be rescheduled. The league will use the February 6-22 Olympic break in the schedule to reschedule the games that have been postponed. The Rangers only had one game that needed to be rescheduled from the recent string of postponements, but had two in November that were postponed.
It is a safe guess that the Rangers will get all three games in during that break. It’ll still be a lengthy break, but at least now they aren’t cramming games in at the end of the year.