'Thursday it became official: Kings winger Ziggy Palffy and defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky were granted permission to participate in an Olympic qualifying game for their native Slovakia…The problem was the Kings play three games during the qualifying tournament. For Palffy and Visnovsky to play for Slovakia, they would have had to play seven consecutive days. Slovakia general manager Peter Stastny spoke to Kings GM Dave Taylor and a compromise was struck.'
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