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NHL Lockout: League Cancels All Preseason Games Through September 30

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

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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.