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Hockey lockout cancels another round of Sabres games

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The National Hockey League is cancelling another batch of regular season games. 

The league says all games through November 1  have been scrubbed due to the absence of a collective bargaining agreement with the NHL Players' Association.

The players have been locked out for more than a month.  The league had already canceled the first two weeks of the regular season. The initial cancelation wiped 82 games off the schedule. That number is now up to 135.

Both sides exchanged proposals this week in Toronto but no new talks are scheduled.  The Sabres promise to stay in touch with affected ticket holders about refunds for canceled games.

The Sabres continue to offer options for its season ticket and mini pack holders:

Option 1: At the end of each month, the Sabres will refund any games that are canceled by the NHL. For example, on Nov. 1, the Sabres will refund all regular-season games that were canceled by the NHL in the month of October. 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 canceled 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 canceled by the NHL.

Fans that have purchased individual game tickets will be automatically credited for all games that have been canceled.

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 postal mail.