NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly and NHLPA official Steve Fehr did speak over the weekend but there has been no new Collective Bargaining Agreement talks scheduled. Both sides have said that they are expected to get back to the negotiating table this week.
The Sabres issued this release:
NHL ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF REGULAR-SEASON
SCHEDULE THROUGH DEC. 30
BUFFALO, N.Y. (December 10, 2012) --- The National Hockey League announced today the cancellation of the 2012-13 regular-season schedule through Dec. 30. The cancellation of the schedule was necessary because of the absence of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NHL Players’ Association and the NHL.
As a result, the following Buffalo Sabres games at First Niagara Center have been cancelled: Dec. 15 vs. Montreal and Dec. 26 vs. Washington.
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. As previously communicated, the Sabres will offer the following options to our 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.
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.