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Game On! Settlement reached in NHL lockout

With days to go before the likely cancelation of the 2012-2013 NHL season, owners and players reached a framework for an agreement.

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JC Corcoran fills in for Dean, and chats with Chicago Blackhawks’ play-by-play man John Wiedeman about the upcoming hockey season.


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John Wiedeman

Nick D has Eddie Olczyk on moments after the Blackhawks officially announce a return to hockey in 2013!


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Eddie Olczyk

It’s back to work for the NHL. The lockout that paralyzed the league for 119 days officially ended Saturday night when the NHL and NHLPA signed a Memorandum of Understanding — a mini version of the collective bargaining agreement — after the union ratified the agreement that was reached last Sunday earlier Saturday. The Blackhawks will start training camp on Sunday.

Click for more on this story from the Chicago Tribune.

Chicago Blackhawks’ 2013 schedule

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Blackhawks players scrimmage at the end of practice Wednesday at Johnny’s IceHouse West. (José M. Osorio, Chicago Tribune / January 9, 2013)

The Chicago Blackhawks will open the shortened 2013 NHL season Jan. 19 on the road against the reigning Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings, a source confirmed Wednesday.

For more details, visit the Chicago Tribune.

Yahoo “Puck Daddy” Greg Wyshynski assesses which side won the lockout & what the Blackhawks will look like in the shortened season.


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Chicago Blackhawks center Patrick Sharp (10) takes a breather during a break in play in the first period against the Detroit Red Wings at the United Center in Chicago on Tuesday, February 21, 2012. (Chris Sweda/ Chicago Tribune)

Finally, Dean gets further Blackhawk updates from Jordan Bernfield.


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(Phil Velasquez/Chicago Tribune)

Dean quickly talks about the new Blackhawks deal with David Kaplan.


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(Phil Velasquez/Chicago Tribune)

Dean welcomes Chris Kuc, Tribune Blackhawks beat reporter, to chat about the great news!


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(Phil Velasquez/Chicago Tribune)

The NHL and players association reached an agreement on the framework of a new collective bargaining agreement early Sunday morning, ending the lockout that began Sept. 15. Click here for more details from the Chicago Tribune.

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