The National Hockey League announced on Wednesday the cancellation of all of the league’s preseason exhibition games through September 30.
It was a move expected to occur this week as part of the NHL’s lockout of the National Hockey League Player’s Association.
The cancellation affects four previously-scheduled matchups for the Red Wings. Their preseason visits to Pittsburgh and Chicago as well as the Blackhawks’ and Capitals’ trips to Detroit will no longer be played.
While the cancellation of games has been announced, the Red Wings have not formally shuttered their planned training camp in Traverse City, scheduled to begin this weekend.