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NHL Cancels Remainder Of Preseason Schedule

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NHL Cancels Remainder of Preseason Schedule

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Commissioner Gary Bettman of the National Hockey League leaves the podium after addressing the media at Crowne Plaza Times Square on September 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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The NHL canceled the remainder of its preseason schedule Thursday, and  the beginning of the 2012-13 season is in jeopardy.

All exhibition games through October 8 will not be played; the NHL canceled all September preseason games last week. The NHL and NHLPA have yet to reach an agreement regarding a new collective bargaining agreement, but will resume negotiations Friday for the first time since the lockout took effect Sept. 15.

Meanwhile, the Washington Capitals will lose four more preseason games: Oct. 1 at Columbus, Oct. 3 at Boston, Oct. 5 v. Nashville and Oct. 7 v. Detroit. The Caps' regular-season opener is scheduled for October 12 against the New Jersey Devils at Verizon Center.


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