Hockey is (almost) officially back. The NHL board of governors met today to complete their review of the CBA and vote on it.
The 113-day lockout was tentatively brought to an end last week when the NHL and NHLPA finally agreed on a deal. That deal is now official with a unanimous NHL board ratification.
NHL board completes review of CBA approves the new Document. Done deal.—
John Shannon (@JSportsnet) January 09, 2013
gary lawless (@garylawless) January 09, 2013
NHL governor inside the room via text: ``It's been ratified.''—
Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) January 09, 2013
The NHLPA now needs to ratify the deal. They will be meeting Friday-Saturday to vote on the agreement. Camps should start on Sunday.
The NHLPA now expects to hold its player vote on Friday and Saturday.—
Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) January 09, 2013
Rob Rossi (@RobRossi_Trib) January 09, 2013