Jan 23, 2014 at 4:50 am
UNDATED (AP) — Concerns about safety in Sochi have prompted some U.S. Olympians to tell their family members to stay home. Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter, who will play for Team USA, is one of them.
Suter said after practice Wednesday that his wife and two young children won't be traveling to Russia for the Winter Games. The long trip is part of the reason, but Suter said recent news about terroristic threats made the decision "a little bit easier."
Suter's friend and Wild teammate Zach Parise will also play for the U.S. team. Parise also advised his parents and relatives not to come. He said the situation is "nerve wracking, that's for sure."
Temp: 21°F (-6°C)
Wind: 15 N