NEW YORK (AP) - NHL says it has canceled regular season games through October 24, 2012.
The league made the announcement Thursday.
A total of 82 regular-season games were scheduled for Oct. 11 through Oct. 24.
The NHL says the cancellation was necessary because there is still no Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NHL Players' Association and the NHL.
The Sabres games that have been cancelled are:
October 13 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
October 16 vs. Detroit Red Wings
October 19 vs. N.Y. Rangers
October 20 at N.Y. Islanders
October 24 vs. New Jersey Devils
The Buffalo Sabres have offered two different 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 Nov. 1, the Sabres will refund all regular-season games that were cancelled 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 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.
Fans who have purchased individual game tickets will be automatically credited for all games that have been cancelled.