Board ratifies NHL agreement

Updated: January 9, 2013, 7:52 PM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The board of governors ratified the tentative agreement reached Sunday between the NHL and NHLPA, commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed Wednesday.

The 30 governors on hand for the league's board of governors meeting voted unanimously to pass, completing one half of ratification.

All that is needed for the deal to become official is for the players to vote. The vote, which will be held electronically for the 700-plus membership, is expected to be finished by Friday ...

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