Lockout forces job cuts for Blues

Updated: September 25, 2012, 10:30 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

ST. LOUIS -- The NHL players aren't the only ones out of work as a result of the lockout.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the St. Louis Blues have laid off some of their front-office workers. The exact number wasn't announced, but the team says it is just under 20.

Some of the laid-off workers likely will be brought back if and when hockey season begins, said Bruce Affleck, the team's chief operating officer. However he did say some layoffs will be permanent, a decision of the ...

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