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Updated: October 4th, 2012 1:25pm
Five Wild games wiped out as NHL lockout will go into regular season

Five Wild games wiped out as NHL lockout will go into regular season

by Judd Zulgad
1500ESPN.com
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As expected, the NHL announced on Thursday the lockout will delay the start of the regular season.

The league has cancelled its regular-season schedule through Oct. 24, wiping out five Minnesota Wild games. The Wild were scheduled to open at home on Oct. 13 against Colorado.

Also cancelled were games Oct. 16 against Columbus at Xcel Energy Center; Oct. 18 at Dallas; Oct. 20 at St. Louis; and Oct. 23 against Montreal. The first Wild game not called off is Oct. 26 against Columbus in St. Paul.

A total of 82 regular-season games were scheduled for Oct. 11 through Oct. 24.

NHL owners locked out the players on Sept. 15 when the collective bargaining agreement expired.

Judd Zulgad is a columnist for 1500ESPN.com. He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays and "Saturday Morning SportsTalk" from 10 a.m. to noon on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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