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Source: NHLPA to cover premiums

Updated: September 18, 2012, 6:41 PM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The NHLPA has stepped in to cover the premiums for players during the lockout, a union source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com. The measure was taken after the NHL asked insurers to cancel all coverage for players once the lockout began, according to several reports.

According to the union, the league's request was not a surprising one considering it made a similar one during the past two lockouts in 2004 and 1994. The players' association anticipated it would happen again when ...

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