The NHL canceled the rest of the 2012 preseason Thursday, just a day before negotiations were set to resume in an effort to end the lockout.
The league announced its second cancellation of preseason games in a two-sentence statement. NHL owners locked out players on Sept. 16 when the collective bargaining agreement expired.
The NHL had already called off all the exhibition games scheduled in September. The regular season is supposed to begin on Oct. 11.