Later today, the NHL will announce the cancellation of all regular season games through December 30th. This according to TSN's Darren Dreger.
This would mark the third round of cancellations the league has mandated so far.
Last week, there was a bit of hope that the season could be saved and the league could try to squeeze in a 50+ game season, but talks quickly deteriorated and the sides haven't met since.
They say it's darkest before the dawn. Let's hope that's the case this week, and both sides can come together and get a deal done.
UPDATE: The NHL has made the cancellations official.
The Official Release:
NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League announced today the cancellation of the 2012-13 regular-season schedule through December 30. The cancellations are necessary due to the absence of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NHL Players' Association and the NHL.
A total of 526 regular-season games—42.8 percent of the season—were scheduled for October 11 through December 30.