NHL Lockout Is Over

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Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The NHL player’s association announced Saturday, its members have approved the new labor deal it reached with the NHL last week.

The players finished voting after a 36-hour session that ended Saturday morning.

With 89 percent of the players voting, a source told ESPN 667 voted “yes,” and 12 percent voted “no. “

The league’s board of governors approved the deal Wednesday.

A memorandum of understanding was also signed Saturday night, meaning the two sides understand the terms of the new 10-year collective bargaining agreement. This means camps will open Sunday and the 48 game regular season will start Jan. 19.

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