NEWS: Five Regular Season Games Canceled

The NHL has announced that games through October 24th have been canceled.

The following five Rangers games were canceled:

  • Friday Oct 12 @LA
  • Monday Oct 15 @SJ
  • Wednesday Oct 17 @NJ
  • Friday Oct 19 @Buffalo
  • Tuesday Oct 23 @Tampa

The NHL released this statement:

The National Hockey League announced today the cancellation of the 2012-13 regular-season schedule through October 24. A total of 82 regular-season games were scheduled for Oct. 11 through Oct. 24.

The cancellation was necessary because of the absence of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NHL Players’ Association and the NHL.

2:37PM: Scott Burnside tweets a statement from deputy commissioner Billy Daly, saying “If we reach a deal, we will be looking to reconfigure schedule in a way that would maximize season consistent with health and safety concerns for the Players.”