Mika Zibanejad on family being in Iran: ‘Right now it just sucks'

President Trump’s executive order barring travelers from seven nations from getting into america impacts relations of Rangers middle Mika Zibanejad, the 23-yr-previous Swede whose father is a local of Iran, one of many nations named within the government order. Zibanejad’s father lives within the U.S. and has a inexperienced card, however he stated he has a grandmother, aunts and eight cousins dwelling in Iran.

“It hasn’t been straightforward for them to return right here, and this definitely does not make it simpler, and even potential at this level,” Zibanejad stated Monday. “It is arduous to type of touch upon. I do not need to get in too deep, however it looks like it is very simple they usually have very straight strains of what the deal is, however I discover nonetheless they’re confused about it, nonetheless plenty of confusion about what’s incorrect and what’s not. I assume when a change like this comes very, not from nowhere, however when it comes down prefer it did, I really feel like there was perhaps not an entire lot of considered methods to work it out. It appears very simple however very complicated about how they cope with it.”

Zibanejad, who solely has Swedish citizenship, stated he is seen his cousins twice.

“It is unlucky that it has been very onerous to type of discover a method to see them, a simple means for each elements,” he stated. “Clearly being right here now and dwelling right here does not make it simpler. That sucks, however I can not remark extra of how issues are. Proper now it simply sucks. The extra additional this goes and we see what sort of answer we come to, then it is simpler to sort of touch upon.”

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Through the NHL All-Star break Zibanejad was in Turks and Caicos, and although he skilled no points touring again to the U.S. and did not anticipate any, there was a level of concern due to a number of the confusion the journey ban has brought about.

“I am slightly frightened as a result of it does not look like everyone’s on the identical web page for this, so in case you get somebody who’s perhaps dangerous-knowledgeable or assume he is aware of extra, she is aware of greater than whoever, clearly it might trigger a bit drawback,” Zibanejad stated. “However I wasn’t too, too nervous about it.”

Zibanejad spent 5 seasons with the Ottawa Senators earlier than the Rangers acquired him over the summer time in trade for Derick Brassard.

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