NHL Lockout Officially Ends, Wild Releases Schedule

Updated: 01/13/2013 2:22 PM KSTP.com By: Chris Long

Scroll down to see the Minnesota Wild 2013 Season Schedule

The NHL's four-month lockout finally ended Saturday night following another tough negotiation that nearly delayed training camps even longer.
    
The league and the players' association completed a required memorandum of understanding that had to be signed before camps were cleared to open. That will happen on Sunday with a 48-game regular season to begin on Jan. 19.
    
The NHL also was set to release the long-awaited schedule, minus the 510 games that were lost to the lockout.
    
It took all week and much longer than expected on Saturday for the memorandum to be completed. The announcement that it was finished came several hours after the union easily ratified the tentative deal reached last Sunday.
    
The more than 700 union members had a 36-hour window from Thursday night until Saturday morning to vote electronically. The NHL board of governors unanimously approved the deal on Wednesday.

The Minnesota Wild immediately released the 2013 season schedule.  Tickets will go on sale Wednesday.

The schedule is as follows:

SATURDAY JAN 19   COLORADO, 8 P.M.
SUNDAY JAN 20     DALLAS 7 P.M.
TUESDAY JAN 22    NASHVILLE 7 P.M.
FRIDAY JAN 25     @DETROIT 6:30 P.M.
SUNDAY JAN 27     @ST. LOUIS 5 P.M.
TUESDAY JAN 29    COLUMBUS 7 P.M.
WEDNESDAY JAN 30  CHICAGO 7 P.M.
FRIDAY FEB 1        @ANAHEIM 9 P.M.
MONDAY FEB 4        @PHOENIX 8 P.M.
THURSDAY FEB 7      VANCOUVER 7 P.M.
SATURDAY FEB 9      NASHVILLE 7 P.M.
MONDAY FEB 11        @CALGARY 8 P.M.
TUESDAY FEB 12      @VANCOUVER 9 P.M.
THURSDAY FEB 14      COLORADO 7 P.M.
SUNDAY FEB 17        DETROIT 5 P.M.
THURSDAY FEB 21      @EDMONTON 8:30 P.M.
SATURDAY FEB 23      @CALGARY 9 P.M.
TUESDAY FEB 26      CALGARY 7 P.M.
THURSDAY FEB 28      @PHOENIX 8 P.M.
FRIDAY MAR 1        @ANAHEIM 9 P.M.
SUNDAY MAR 3        EDMONTON, 7 P.M.
TUESDAY MAR 5        @CHICAGO, 7:30 P.M.
SATURDAY MAR 9      @NASHVILLE 7 P.M.
SUNDAY MAR 10        VANCOUVER 7 P.M.
TUESDAY MAR 12      ANAHEIM 7 P.M.
THURSDAY MAR 14      COLORADO 7 P.M.
SATURDAY MAR 16      @COLORADO 2 P.M.
MONDAY MAR 18        @VANCOUVER 9 P.M.
WEDNESDAY MAR 20  @DETROIT 6:30 P.M.
SATUPDAY MAR 23      SAN JOSE 1 P.M.
MONDAY MAR 25        @DALLAS 7:30 P.M.
WEDNESDAY MAR 27  PHOENIX 8 P.M.
FRIDAY MAR 29     @DALLAS 7:30 P.M.
SATURDAY MAR 30   LOS ANGELES 7 P.M.
MONDAY APR 1      ST. LOUIS 7 P.M.
WEDNESDAY APR 3      @SAN JOSE 9:30 P.M.
THURSDAY APR 4      @LOS ANGELES 9:30 P.M.
SUNDAY APR 7        @COLUMBUS 5 P.M.
TUESDAY APR 9        CHICAGO 7 P.M.
THURSDAY APR 11      ST. LOUIS 7 P.M.
SATURDAY APR 13      COLUMBUS 7 P.M.
MONDAY APR 15        @CALGARY 8 P.M.
TUESDAY APR 16      @EDMONTON 8:30 P.M.
THURSDAY APR 18      @SAN JOSE 9:30 P.M.

(Material from the Assiociated Press was used in this report)