New San Jose Sharks general manager Mike Grier said his team won’t play two regular-season games in Prague next month if the Czech Republic government bans the entry of Russian players.

“We’re a team, so if they say some guys can’t go over, then either we all go or no one goes,” Grier told reporters Thursday. “But I’m not anticipating any issues right now.”

The Sharks and Nashville Predators are scheduled to open the 2022-23 regular season at O2 Arena with consecutive games on Oct. 7 and 8. It is the first time the NHL will hold regular-season games outside North America since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

But due to the ongoing war in Ukraine following Russia’s invasion earlier this year, Russian-born athletes have been either banned or not allowed to play under the country’s flag, most notably when Wimbledon disallowed players from Russia and Belarus this year.