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NHL cancels regular-season games through Oct. 24

The NHL [1] announced Thursday that it has cancelled regular-season games through Oct. 24. The regular season was set to kick off next week, but the lack of a collective bargaining agreement between the players and owners has led to the owners locking the players out.

The Bruins will miss six games due to the cancellations, including a pair of games against the Canadiens.

“We were extremely disappointed to have to make today’€™s announcement,” deputy commissioner Bill Daly said in a statement released by the league. “The game deserves better, the fans deserve better and the people who derive income from their connection to the NHL [2] deserve better.

“We remain committed to doing everything in our power to forge an agreement that is fair to the players, fair to the teams and good for our fans.

‘€œThis is not about ‘€˜winning’€™ or ‘€˜losing’€™ a negotiation. This is about finding a solution that preserves the long-term health and stability of the League and the game. We are committed to getting this done.’€