New York, NY (Sports Network) - The National Hockey League announced on Thursday the cancellation of its regular-season schedule through January 14.
That brings the total number of contests lost to the lockout that started Sept. 16 to 625 -- more than one half of all games originally planned.
As a result, the following Buffalo Sabres games at First Niagara Center have been cancelled: Dec. 31 vs. Ottawa, Jan. 3 vs. Florida, Jan. 5 vs. Tampa Bay and Jan. 9 vs. Boston.
See the Sabres ticket policy and a list of frequently asked questions from sabres.com
The Sabres will continue to maintain contact with all season-ticket holders and mini-pack holders regarding the work stoppage and ticket refunds due to missed games. The team will offer the following options to 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 Feb. 1, the Sabres will refund all regular-season games that were cancelled by the NHL in the month of January. The refund process will be communicated to 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 that have purchased individual game tickets will be automatically credited for all games that have been cancelled.
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 mail.
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