Posted at: 01/13/2013 10:59 AM
By: Associated Press
Hockey fans won't have to wait much longer to catch some NHL action. The league'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.
Sabres fan will have their first chance to catch the team in action starting Sunday, January 20 when they face off against the Flyers. For a list of their full schedule you can click here.
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.