NHL Lockout: League Cancels All Preseason Games Through September 30

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 23: The St. Louis Blues celebrate a third period goal by Adam Cracknell #79 of the St. Louis Blues against the Colorado Avalanche during their preseason game at Pepsi Center on September 23, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Blues defeated the Avalanche 3-2. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The NHL has announced the cancellation of 61 games across the league because of the ongoing labor dispute with the NHLPA.

The NHL has announced the cancellation of the preseason schedule through Sept. 30, a move that cancels 61 games across the league because of the ongoing labor dispute between the NHL and NHLPA.

From the NHL:

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

While the Kraft Hockeyville game has been postponed, many of the scheduled celebrations in the winning community of Stirling-Rawdon, Ontario, will proceed as planned beginning on Sept. 30.

This move includes the cancellation of five St. Louis Blues preseason games, including back-to-back home games against the Tampa Bay Lightning and Minnesota Wild on Sept. 28 and 29. Currently, three preseason games remain on the schedule, which includes a home-and-home against the Dallas Stars on Oct. 3 and Oct. 6.

For more on the NHL lockout and the St. Louis Blues, be sure to check out St. Louis Game Time.

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