NHL Owners Approve New Labor Deal; Players To Vote

Ira Podell, AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — NHL owners have ratified the tentative labor deal. All that now remains is player approval to finally start the hockey season.

The league’s board of governors met Wednesday in a Manhattan hotel and voted on the agreement that was reached early Sunday on the 113th day of the NHL lockout.

Players are expected to vote Friday and Saturday. If two-thirds of the more than 700 members agree to the terms, training camps can open Sunday. An expected 48-game season can then begin Jan. 19.

The NHL has yet to release a new schedule. The regular season was supposed to begin Oct. 11, but the lockout wrecked those plans after it took effect Sept. 16.

The outdoor Winter Classic and the All-Star game won’t be played this season.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

  • http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/01/10/report-bruins-to-host-rangers-in-january-19-season-opener/ Report: Bruins To Host Rangers In January 19 Season Opener « CBS Boston

    […] NHL board of governors ratified the tentative agreement reached Sunday between the NHL and NHLPA unanimously on Wednesday, commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed […]

  • http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/01/10/horton-peverley-paille-join-bruins-at-ristuccia/ Horton, Peverley, Paille Join Bruins At Ristuccia « CBS Boston

    […] skate session, but could only be observers as the new CBA has not been officially signed just yet. The NHL board of governors voted to unanimously approve the agreed-upon deal on Wednesday, with the NHLPA expected to vote on Friday or […]

blog comments powered by Disqus
Taz Show
Download Weather App

Listen Live