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NHL Lockout: League Cancels September Preseason Games

The NHL announced Wednesday afternoon that the league's September preseason games have been cancelled, thanks to the NHL's second lockout in the last seven years.

The Chicago Blackhawks had been scheduled to play four exhibition games in September, as they were set to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings and Philadelphia Flyers.

Chicago still has two preseason games scheduled for October, as the Blackhawks are set to take on the Penguins in Pittsburgh on Oct. 5, and then play host to the Flyers on Oct. 6. Barring a miraculous turn of events, the October preseason games will likely be cancelled in the near future.

The Blackhawks are scheduled to open the 2012-13 regular season at home on Oct. 13 against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Regular season games will soon be in jeopardy, too, unless serious negotiations take place between the players and owners.

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