Players' Association ratifies CBA

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Players' Association ratifies CBA

The NHLPA has voted to ratify the new collective bargaining agreement, the players' association announced on Saturday afternoon.

The lockout, however, is still not officially over. As the NHLPA statement reminds us, the Memorandum of Understanding, "consistent with what the players voted on, must be completed before the agreement becomes final. The NHLPA and the NHL continue their work to finalize the MOU."

The player vote began on Thursday night and concluded at 7 a.m. (CT) today. Owners voted unanimously earlier this week to ratify the CBA.

So the wait continues for regular-season schedules, and even training-camp schedules, to be released. As reported earlier this week, the Chicago Blackhawks will open the regular season Jan. 19 in Los Angeles, facing the Stanley Cup-champion Kings at 2 p.m. (CT). The Blackhawks' first home game, a Jan. 22 tilt against the St. Louis Blues, has also been confirmed.

Road Ahead: Blackhawks play three home games before All-Star break

Road Ahead: Blackhawks play three home games before All-Star break

CSN's Pat Boyle and Steve Konroyd preview the Blackhawks' three upcoming games in the Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland & NW Indiana Honda Dealers.

The Blackhawks have three home games before the NHL All-Star break, which takes place in Los Angeles.

The Blackhawks have dates between the Vancouver Canucks, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Winnipeg Jets. All three opponents are out of the playoff picture, sand Steve Konroyd is looking for the Blackhawks to step up in a certain part of their game: scoring.

See what Boyle and Konroyd had to say in the video above.

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