The NHL on Thursday announced the cancellation of the remainder of its 2012 preseason schedule due to the lockout of its players.


The league had previously canceled preseason games through Sept. 30. Thursday is the 12th day of the lockout. The regular season is supposed to begin on Oct. 11.

After more than a week of stalled talks between the NHL and the players’ union, negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement will resume Friday.

The talks will take place in New York, a source confirmed to

Sources tell’s Pierre LeBrun that talks will begin with discussions of non-economic issues.

The two sides have shown a reluctance to budge on the core economic issues central to their respective bargaining positions. The union does not want to consent to any salary givebacks, while the league wants to see an immediate reduction in the players’ share of revenue.