Zemgus Girgensons helps Latvia qualify for 2022 Winter Olympics

Slovakia and Denmark also qualify for the 2022 Games in Beijing, China

Zemgus Girgensons missed the entire 2020-21 season with the Buffalo Sabres after suffering a hamstring injury early in training camp. He's expected to be ready to roll for this summer's training camp, which is expected to get underway some time in mid-to-late September.

Girgensons is already back in action this summer, as he took part in 2022 Olympic qualifying action with his home nation of Latvia in Riga. Following the three-game qualifying action, Girgensons finished with an assist as Latvia officially qualifies to play at the Winter Olympics in Beijing, China.

The Latvians punched their tickets to the Winter Games this upcoming winter with a 2-1 win over France in Group E action on Sunday. The winner of the contest was going to make their way to Beijin