NHL Rumors: Latest on Post-Lockout Trades and Roster Moves

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NHL Rumors: Latest on Post-Lockout Trades and Roster Moves
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NHL fans rejoice. The lockout is officially over.

Bob McKenzie of TSN wrote on Twitter a succinct overview of the situation:

The NHL Players' Association released a statement. It started:

The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association today signed a Memorandum of Understanding reflecting the terms of a new, 10-year Collective Bargaining Agreement. Team training camps will open on Sunday, and a 720-game regular-season schedule (48 games per team) will begin on Saturday, January 19.

The league has officially released the 48-game schedule. Here is the full slate for when the puck drops on January 19.

Pierre LeBrun of ESPN wrote on Twitter how the lockout would affect transaction deadlines:

During the lockout, some free agents were frozen out. McKenzie wrote on Twitter around midnight that teams are free to negotiate with free agents and pursue other roster moves:

Read on to see the latest regarding free agency, trades and other possible roster moves now that the lockout is over.

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