The National Hockey League announced on Thursday the cancellation of 82 scheduled games from their 2012-13 schedule. The games make up the first two weeks of the originally-announced schedule, running from October 11 to October 24.
The move comes as the league’s lockout of the NHL Players’ Association continues. The two sides have been unable to come to an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement.
It should be noted that the league specifically announced the cancellation of the schedule for those games, not the games themselves, leaving open the possibility of the games being rescheduled should a new CBA be agreed upon quickly.
For the Detroit Red Wings, the cancellations cover two home games (Nashville, Vancouver) and four road games (Buffalo, St. Louis, Chicago, Columbus).