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NHL Cancels More Regular Season Games & All-Star Weekend

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The National Hockey League slashed more games from the 2012-13 season schedule Friday afternoon, due to the current lockout.

According to a report on NHL.com, regular season games through Dec. 14 have been canceled.

In addition to the regular season games, the NHL has also canceled All-Star Weekend in Columbus, which was scheduled to take place on Jan. 26-27.

This brings the grand total of games canceled to 422 as a result of the ongoing lockout.

“The reality of losing more regular-season games as well as the 2013 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus is extremely disappointing,” NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said in a statement. “We feel badly for NHL fans and particularly those in Columbus, and we intend to work closely with the Blue Jackets organization to return the NHL All-Star events to Columbus and their fans as quickly as possible.”

The NHLPA made a formal offer to the owners earlier this week, but it was quickly rejected by the owners. The two sides were expected to speak over the phone on Friday, but no new in-person talks are scheduled at this time.

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