NHL Cancels More Games

League Has Iced Contests Through Jan. 14, Half of Original Schedule

The National Hockey League announced that all games through Jan. 14 have been canceled, meaning the four-month lockout will bleed into the new year.

The league has been unable to agree on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement with NHL Players Association, which is needed to resume play.  With the new cancelations, the total number of games lost is now 625, or 50.8% of the season.

Time is running out for any hope of a condensed season; if the season is lost it would be its first since the 2004-05 campaign. That year, the league officially put the season on ice in February 2005.