The National Hockey League has cancelled the 2012 preseason schedule through September 30.
This includes Buffalo Sabres games scheduled Wednesday, Sept. 26 against the Bruins and Friday, Sept. 28 against the Maple Leafs.
The teams' owners locked players out last week after the two sides could not come to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement.
This is the fourth lockout since 1992.
The Sabres say they will issue refunds to season ticket holders and mini-pack holders for missed games.
The team is offering the following options to our season ticket holders and mini pack holders who have purchased tickets for the 2012-13 season:
Option 1: At the end of each month, the Sabres will refund any games that are cancelled by the NHL. For example, on Oct. 1, the Sabres will refund all preseason games that were cancelled by the NHL in the month of September. The refund process will be communicated to our season-ticket holders and mini pack ticket-holders (via email and/or mail) if and when games have been cancelled by the NHL.
Option 2: The Sabres will offer season-ticket holders and mini pack ticket-holders 4% simple interest per annum on the value of the games that are cancelled by the NHL.
Ticket holders will be able to choose which option they would prefer.