NHL cancels regular-season games through Jan. 14

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The National Hockey League announced Thursday the cancellation of 2012-13 regular-season games through January 14 due to the league's labor dispute with the NHLPA.

The move will leave 625 regular-season games — 50.8 percent of the season — lost during the current lockout.

NHL Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said yesterday the point of no return for cancelling the entire 2012-13 season is in and around mid-January.

The 2004-05 season was not canceled until much later in the schedule, but the NHL reportedly won't wait as long during this lockout.