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NHL announces cancellation of 2012-13 regular season schedule through October 24

Thursday, 10.04.2012 / 2:00 PM / News

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NHL announces cancellation of 2012-13 regular season schedule through October 24
The National Hockey League announced today the cancellation of the 2012-13 regular-season schedule through October 24.

NEW YORK -- 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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