Lockout forces NHL to cancel first week of preseason games

September 20, 2012 00:57

The National Hockey League's (NHL) lockout claimed its first casualties as the league said on Wednesday it cancelled the first week of preseason games given the absence of a collective bargaining agreement.

The NHL, in the midst of its fourth work stoppage in 20 years, said in a statement that the preseason scheduled to open on Sept. 23 is cancelled through Sept. 30.

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