NHL governors OK realignment

Updated: March 14, 2013, 4:06 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

The NHL's face-lift is now official.

The league announced Thursday that its proposed realignment plan is a go for next season after getting approval from the board of governors.

It was the final step in the process after the NHL Players' Association gave its consent to the plan last week. The NHLPA has agreed to this framework through the 2015-16 season with the expectation that both sides will begin reviewing how realignment has fared after the 2014-15 season.

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