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NHL cancels some preseason games

By the CNN Wire Staff
September 20, 2012 -- Updated 1357 GMT (2157 HKT)
Don Fehr, executive director of the National Hockey League Players Association addressed the press on Thursday, Sept. 13.
Don Fehr, executive director of the National Hockey League Players Association addressed the press on Thursday, Sept. 13.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Games through September 30 won't be rescheduled
  • Another game, set for October 3, also was canceled
  • League called off preseason games last in 2004
  • That was followed by the cancellation of the season

(CNN) -- The National Hockey League has canceled preseason games through September 30, citing the lack of a labor agreement, the league announced Wednesday.

The schedule was to begin Sunday, but the NHL said, "The cancellation of the schedule was necessary because of the absence of a collective bargaining agreement between the NHL Players' Association and the NHL."

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In all, 61 games were canceled, including an October 3 game scheduled for Belleville, Ontario. The league said festivities for the special game will still go on as planned.

The last time the NHL canceled preseason games was in 2004, which preceded a yearlong lockout of the players by the owners.

The regular season is scheduled to begin October 11.

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