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Lockout officially ends, schedule announced

LockoutNEW YORK: The National Hockey League is back in business after owners and players signed a memorandum of understanding on Saturday to end the lockout that wiped out more than half the season.

 

The NHL wasted no time in releasing a schedule for the shortened season, in which each team will play 48 games.

 

Twenty-six of the league's 30 teams will play when the action begins on January 19. The regular season will conclude on April 27 with the Stanley Cup playoffs starting three days later.

 

Training camps were due to open Sunday.

 

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2013