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NHL cancels regular-season games through Dec. 14
Gary Bettman (left) Commissioner of the NHL and Bill Daly, Deputy Commissioner and chief legal officer of the NHL leave the NHLPA offices in Toronto on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012. (Chris Young / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Published Friday, November 23, 2012 12:13PM MST
The National Hockey League announced Friday the cancellation of regular season games through December 14.
The NHL announced the 2013 NHL All-Star Weekend scheduled for Jan. 26-27 in Columbus, Ohio is also cancelled.
The latest game cancellations come as a new collective bargaining agreement has still not been reached by the NHL and NHL Players' Association.
"The reality of losing more regular-season games as well as the 2013 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus is extremely disappointing," NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said in a news release.
"We feel badly for NHL fans and particularly those in Columbus, and we intend to work closely with the Blue Jackets organization to return the NHL All-Star events to Columbus and their fans as quickly as possible."
The NHL said a total of 422 regular-season games, which is about 34 per cent of the entire season, were scheduled for Oct. 11 through Dec. 14.