BUFFALO, NY-- With no collective bargaining agreement in place, the NHL has cancelled regular season games through December 14, 2012.
The cancellation of games comes after NHL rejected a proposal by the players' union earlier this week.
Friday marks the 69th day of the lockout.
The lack of progress has lead to the talk of the players union decertifying. Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller was the first player to speak out in favor of the move.
The Sabres are offering the following options to their 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 Jan. 1, the Sabres will refund all regular-season games that were cancelled by the NHL in the month of December. 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.