League wipes out games through Sept. 30; Blues lose five games
By LOUIE KORAC
The National Hockey League announced Wednesday that it has canceled all of its pre-season games through Sept. 30 because of the league lockout.
The announcement was just a formality, as preseason games were slated to get underway next week.
From the Blues' perspective, they had five games wiped out, including their opener on Sept. 25 at Nashville. Also canceled are games Sept. 26 in Tampa Bay, Sept. 27 at Minnesota as well as home games on Sept. 28 against Tampa Bay and Sept. 29 vs. Minnesota.
The Blues, who are slated to open the regular season Oct. 11 at Colorado, have three preseason games scheduled in October, including a home game Oct. 2 vs. the Predators, Oct. 3 in Dallas and Oct. 6 at home against the Stars. However, it's expected that those games will be wiped out at some point next week.