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NHL announces cancelation of preseason games

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The National Hockey League has announced the cancelation of the 2012 preseason schedule through Sept. 30.  

The NHL says the cancelation of the schedule was necessary because of the absence of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NHL Players’ Association and the NHL.

In addition, the 2012 Kraft Hockeyville preseason game, scheduled for Oct. 3 in Belleville, Ontario, has been postponed to 2013.  

As a result, the following Buffalo Sabres games have been canceled: Wednesday, Sept. 26 against the Bruins and Friday, Sept. 28 against the Maple Leafs.

The Sabres will continue to maintain contact with all season ticket holders and mini pack holders regarding the work stoppage and ticket refunds due to missed games. As previously communicated, the Sabres will offer the following options to our season ticket holders and mini pack holders who have purchased tickets for the 2012-13 season:

Option 1: At the end of each month, the Sabres will refund any games that are cancelled by the NHL. For example, on Oct. 1, the Sabres will refund all preseason games that were cancelled by the NHL in the month of September. The refund process will be communicated to our season-ticket holders and mini pack ticket-holders (via email and/or mail) if and when games have been cancelled by the NHL.

Option 2: The Sabres will offer season-ticket holders and mini pack ticket-holders 4% simple interest per annum on the value of the games that are cancelled by the NHL.

Ticket holders will be able to choose which option they would prefer.

A comprehensive information guide regarding the NHL work stoppage and the Sabres’ ticket refund policy is available at Sabres.com and will be communicated to all ticket-holders through email and mail.