Votes by players, owners all that’s left in NHL lockout


NEW YORK — All that is left of the NHL lockout are a pair of votes by owners and players.

If both sides approve the tentative deal reached over the weekend — as expected — training camps will open by Sunday.

The league’s board of governors will meet Wednesday in New York, and the 30 club owners will vote on the agreement that was reached in the early morning hours of Sunday after a 16-hour negotiating session.

The union was waiting for one document before it scheduled a vote for its more than 700 members.

If there are no snags, ratification could be finished by Saturday and training camps could open Sunday.

A 48-game regular season would then be expected to begin on Jan. 19.


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