The cancellation of NHL regular season games have begun

The league has announced the cancellation of regular season games through Oct. 24.

That means six games lost for the Wings — two at home (Nashville, Oct. 12) and (Vancouver, Oct. 22) — and four on the road — (Buffalo, Oct. 16), (St. Louis, Oct. 18), (Chicago, Oct. 20) and (Columbus, Oct. 23).

Here is the press release from the NHL.

NHL ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF 2012-13 REGULAR-SEASON SCHEDULE THROUGH OCTOBER 24

NEW YORK (October 4, 2012) – 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.

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