NHLPA OK with realignment plan

Updated: March 8, 2013, 1:50 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

After much thought, the NHL Players' Association has given a thumbs-up to the league's proposed realignment plan.

"After discussions with the Executive Board, the NHLPA has given consent to realignment, to be re-evaluated following the 2014-15 season,'' NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr said in a statement Thursday night.

Both sides confirmed to ESPN.com that the NHLPA gave its consent to play in the proposed four-division system for three seasons -- through the 2015-16 ...

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