The new cancellations come as little surprise. Owners and players had an unproductive negotiating session on Wednesday that produced no movement to break an impasse over splitting more than $3 billion in revenue and also player contracts.
“All players felt that this week would lead to something,” Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall wrote in an email to The Associated Press. “However as of today unfortunately that doesn’t seem to be the case. It’s very disappointing.”