Taylor Hall may not be going to the Olympics, but the Edmonton Oilers will be represented in Sochi.

Ales Hemsky, Anton Belov and Martin Marincin have all be selected for their national teams at the Olympic tournament in February.

Hemsky will suit up for the Czech Republic, while Belov got the call for Russia and Marincin will play for Slovakia.

“Going to the Olympics is always in your mind, but you never know what’s going to happen,” Hemsky said. “I have a different role with the Oilers this year. I was just waiting to see what would happen. I didn’t think about it too much, but I’m happy to be there.”

Hemsky has represented the Czech Republic at numerous international tournaments throughout his career.

He took part in the 2006 Olympics in Turin, Italy, but was injured four years ago during the Games in Vancouver.

The Czech team is a mix of veteran stars and youth, which includes former Oilers winger, and one-time Canadian Olympian, Petr Nedved. Jaromir Jagr was also named to the squad.

“It’s tough to judge your team before the tournament,” Hemsky said. “Every roster looks good. But it’s a two-week tournament and we’ll play on the Olympic ice. I heard it’s really, really big there so it’s going to be interesting.

“It’s a complete different game from here, you have to get used to the big ice and the systems the guys play over there.”

Marincin was a surprise selection to the Slovakian team, which will be led by Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara.