So far, the NHL lockout has had a negative impact on all parties involved, from the league's owners, players and management personnel to the millions of fans around the globe.
Though the vast majority of the league's brightest stars will continue to be top-flight players whenever the NHL resumes play, for a variety of reasons, there will be a handful of marquee talents who will be hurt more than others.
Age is the most common factor, as stars in the twilight of their careers will obviously be older when the league opens its doors once again.
However, other causes, such as lack of meaningful games, the departure of key teammates and recurring injuries will undoubtedly take their tolls on many of the game's biggest names.
Here's a look at some of the star players who will be hurt most by the NHL lockout.