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NHL cancels remaining preseason schedule

Thursday, 09.27.2012 / 3:10 PM / News

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NHL cancels remaining preseason schedule
he National Hockey League announced today the cancellation of the remainder of the 2012 preseason schedule.

NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League announced today the cancellation of the remainder of the 2012 preseason schedule.

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

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