In interview to the program "In one gate", which stands for the Vladivostok "Admiral" Latvian hockey player said that this time will not help the national team at the world championship.

"The doctor does not allow club to go ice within the next 3-4 weeks. In this regard, I don't have time to prepare one hundred percent for the championship. And to go with 60-70% readiness I don't want," said Bartulis.

Hockey added that the problem is in the groin, which at different times the hockey player has already undergone five operations. And even now this issue does not bother him, but do not want to risk. "I must respect the club that signed me for another two years, so counting on me in the future," said 29-year-old defender.

Oscar Bartulis last played at the world championship in 2012, and then was still in the national team at the Olympic games-2014 in Sochi. The last time the hockey player came to the team last fall for the tournament "Eurochallenge", which took Liepaja. From the collection of the national team at Oscar were not very good memories, which he in a recent interview with Delfi clearly designed as "a mess".

Recall that the national team of Latvia will start preparations for the world Cup-2016 21 March. All available by the time candidates for the team should gather at "ābeles" piņķi