NHL cancels first week of preseason

The NHL announced Wednesday that all preseason games through Sept. 30 have been canceled.

It's the clearest indication to date that the lockout could jeopardize the start of the regular season, which is scheduled to begin Oct. 11. What is for certain is that the Bruins will miss four preseason games: Tuesday's Sept. 25 opener at the Washington Capitals; Sept. 26 at the Buffalo Sabres; Sept. 29 vs. the Winnipeg Jets; Sept. 30 vs. the Jets.

The Bruins have three games scheduled for the following week, but they too could be eliminated if the lockout drags on.