48 Canadians play in the KHL. Russian newspapers’ sports websites did not miss the message of Adrien Blanchard, spokesman for the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Wednesday. It directly addressed Canadians playing in the KHL. – We Canadians cherish values ​​such as freedom, democracy and people’s right to decide their own future. Athletes who have decided to play in Russia and Belarus must explain their decision to the people, Blanchard demanded in a press release sent by the ministry.