The NHL announced today, that it will be canceling the first two weeks of the regular season. 82 games were slated to be played between October 11th and October 24th. The cancellation 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: Oct. 13 vs. Pittsburgh; Oct. 16 vs. Detroit; Oct. 19 vs. New York Rangers; Oct. 24 vs. New Jersey.
On the Buffalo Sabres’ official website, they have provided two options for ticket refunds, should the lockout continue:
“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 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.”