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Sources: Escrow rate to 20 percent

Updated: March 12, 2013, 5:48 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

The NHL and NHL Players' Association have agreed to change this season's escrow rate to 20 percent, sources confirmed to ESPN.com.

That's up from the 10 percent rate both sides had agreed upon in late January shortly after the season began.

The change comes as a result of lower than originally projected NHL revenues for the lockout-shortened season.

That means players, as of this week, will fork over 20 percent of every paycheck into an escrow fund until both the league ...

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