Thursday, the NHL announced it's latest batch of cancellations. Games through January 14th are now eliminated.
It's assumed by many that January 14th also represents the drop dead date to save the season. If the NHL and NHLPA don't strike a deal by then, the season will likely be cancelled all together.
In the past, cancellation announcements have led to negotiations, but nothing formal is planned, and it would be a suprise if the sides met before Christmas Day.
Happy Holidays, hockey fans. Santa brought you another kick in the pills.