The NHL lockout of 2012 has cancelled games in both the preseason and the first few weeks of the regular season.
Talks have been ongoing, with meetings in both New York City and Toronto, however, no progress has been made.
With no end to the lockout in sight, more games are sure to be cancelled while fans wait in the dark for a solution.
Players are also being hurt by the lockout. While many are going overseas to play in international leagues, it still hurts their careers to not be able to play in the NHL where they have established their careers.
Here are six top players who are hurting the most by not being able to play in the NHL and how the lockout affects their future play.