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OTTAWA - Canadas highly paid Olympic mens hockey professionals are insured against acts of terrorism when they compete in the Sochi Games but it is not at all clear the same coverage extends to their amateur brethren on the Olympic team. Blue Jays Jerseys 2019 . As for regular Olympic spectators, theyre being warned that most travel insurance policies wont cover acts of terrorism or war. The Games in southern Russia, which run from Feb. 7-23, are being staged amid unprecedented security and under global warnings of danger. An extraordinary travel advisory from the Canadian government highlights Sochi terrorist threats in bold red script. "In July 2013 Imarat Kavkaz leader Doku Umarov called on militants to derail the Sochi Olympic Games using any necessary means, and lifted his previous moratorium on actions of militants in Russia outside the North Caucasus," states the governments travel advisory page. "On January 19, 2014, the Ansar Al-Sunna terrorist group took responsibility for the December 2013 attacks on Volgograd ... and threatened further attacks if the Olympic Games were to take place." Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney reinforced the message last week by issuing a statement warning that special security at Olympic venues "does not eliminate the risk of terrorist attacks." Such government warnings wont likely make a travellers insurance void, says John Thain, president of the Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada. Only an outright government advisory not to travel in a country or region may void travel insurance, he said. But check the fine print on terrorism because most policies dont cover it, he added. "One of the messages were trying to get across to all Canadians is know and understand your policy," Thain told The Canadian Press. It is advice that should apply to athletes attending in the Games as well. The Canadian Olympic Committee, which handles insurance for most of the Canadians competing in Sochi, flatly rebuffed questions about its insurance coverage. "Internal matters including HR (human resources) and administrative policies for employees, athletes and mission team members are simply not subjects we discuss publicly," the committee told The Canadian Press in an email statement. Agent Kris Mychasiw, who represents bobsled Olympian Kaillie Humphries, said all the terrorism talk is "being blown out of proportion." "London had the same issue. Athens had the same issue," said Mychasiw. Asked whether Canadas Olympians are insured against a career-ending injury caused by an act of terrorism, Mychasiw responded "to my knowledge, no." "Even if you were to get insurance for it, the odds of something like that happening, or being in an environment where that would happen, are slim to none," said the agent. Thats not the tack taken by National Hockey League and its players association. Greg Sutton of Sutton Special Risk, which insures more than 450 profession hockey players including Sydney Crosby, said hes taken a number of calls from concerned players and their agents in the run-up to Sochi. "All of our policies actually include terrorism, but what they arent covered for is any acts of terrorism which use nuclear, chemical or biological means," Sutton said in an interview. Bob Nicholson, the president of Hockey Canada, said group insurance for Olympic pros was handled through the International Ice Hockey Federation. That was part of the agreement for getting the pros to Sochi, said Nicholson. Sutton said some players have asked to include the extra nuclear-chemical-biological coverage, known as NCB, and that adds about 10 to 15 per cent to the premium. Other players are also taking out additional personal insurance. "There are players who are still young enough that theres a need for them to protect their future value, too, and thats where the personal coverage comes in. We do both." Sutton said Hockey Canada inquired about adding NCB but hes not sure if it ended up taking the extra coverage. Any difference between insuring Canadas amateur Olympians and the NHL pros comes down to a business decision based on guaranteed, multi-million-dollar contracts, said Mychasiw. "The NHL is taking precautions because thats a money-making business. Theyre looking at protecting their assets, from the NHL Players Association right up to the league." On Monday, the British Broadcasting Corporation reported that a British government intelligence report warns that more terrorist attacks in Russia are "very likely to occur" before or during the Sochi Games. The BBC reports that the leaked assessment says Sochi itself may be difficult to attack due to massive Russian security operations. 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But at the same time the club lost its top goaltender. Sergei Bobrovsky, winner of the Vezina Trophy last year as the NHLs top goalie, stopped all 18 shots before he left with what coach Todd Richards called a leg injury 4:13 into the third period. He was replaced by Curtis McElhinney, who made the last eight saves to preserve the shutout. "Tomorrow hes going to get an MRI. Well get more information," Richards said. "Obviously it was a leg injury. When he comes off the ice like that, youre a bit unsure. But within the next day or two we should have a better idea." Nick Foligno, who had the highlight-reel goal for the winner in the second period, couldnt discuss his own role in the victory before discussing the netminder his teammates simply call Bob. "You hate to see Bob hurt. Hes been playing great and he made an unbelievable save right before that," Foligno said. "Then you have Curtis come in and do what he does, making sound saves. We have some confidence in our goaltending." Bobrovskys injury came on his most spectacular save of the night. The Lightnings J.T. Brown took a stretch pass and was all alone behind the defence. He tried to lift a wrist shot and Bobrovsky gloved it, falling to the ice with his legs spread while his left leg jammed into the goal post. He had to be helped off the ice. If Bobrovsky is sidelined for very long, it will be a daunting problem for the Blue Jackets. Their top scoring threat, Marian Gaborik, is still a couple of weeks away after spraining a knee, while big off-season free-agent signing Nathan Horton is maybe a month from playing his first games in a Columbus sweater after shoulder surgery. Up until the time Bobrovsky left, the buzz was all about Folignos goal. Ryan Johansen flicked the puck away from Valterri Filppula in the offensive zone, then fed Foligno who was all alone swooping in on goalie Ben Bishop. Foligno slid the puck back through his own legs -- backward -- and then backhanded it past Bishop for his seventh goal at the 4:30 mark. The fans oohed and ahead when the replay was flashed on the monitors over centre ice. "(That came from) practicing in your driveway or watchiing on YouTube," Foligno said with a laugh. Fake Blue Jays Jerseys. "Its just one of those things that in the spur of the moment you think of. Luckily, it went in." After Bobrovsky departed, the Lightning made it interesting. Filppulas shot just slid past the corner of the goal as time expired as the Lightning were shut out for the second game in a row and third time in five outings. They have lost their last five road games. "You wont win in this league unless you get some goals," Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said. "Our commitment to go to those areas where we need to to score is not there. Its unfortunate. Its just not happening now. Were learning by watching teams pass us in the standings." The game was played before the smallest crowd of the year at Nationwide Arena -- 10,223. The Blue Jackets were content to just chip and chase the puck down the stretch, but the Lightning still had chances. Nate Thompson unleashed a hard wrist shot while moving in from the right wing with 6 1/2 minutes left but McElhinney made the stop. The crowd booed with 4:46 left when Jack Johnson was called for tripping. Video replays clearly showed that Ondrej Palat fell down without anyone coming close to him. Still, the Blue Jackets killed that penalty. With just over a minute left, Martin St. Louis went high with a backhand shot that McElhinney smothered. Then came Filppulas close call at the end. "We have a big power play at the end and we dont even get a setup," St. Louis said. "Its embarrassing. If youre not (ticked off) and frustrated, somethings wrong with you right now." The Blue Jackets came out timid but turned things around. "Tonight was a good step," Richards said. "I think theres things we can build off." NOTES: The Lightning have gone 4-5-1 since major scoring threat Steven Stamkos broke his leg on Nov. 11 at Boston. ... Bishop came in with a 14-4-1 record, just a 2.08 goals-against average and a .931 save percentage. He had stopped 110 of his last 113 shots before Folignos goal. ... The Blue Jackets have not won back-to-back games since Oct. 25 when they beat Toronto 5-2 to extend a home winning streak to three in a row. Since then they are 6-9-3. ... Brandon Dubinsky returned to the Columbus lineup after missing six games with a bone bruise on his left ankle. ' ' '

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