According to TSN, NHL players voted "overwhelmingly" in favor giving the NHL players association power to file a disclaimer of interest by Jan. 2. That gives the NHLPA's executive board power to dissolve the union, thus allowing players to individually filling lawsuits against the league deeming the lockout to be illegal. 

The NHL announced Thursday that it has cancelled games through Jan. 14.

Previously, games had been cancelled through Dec. 30 due to the lack of a collective bargaining agreement, and with the schedule now erased through mid-January, it is likely that the league would not be able to make further cancellations without losing the entire season. 

A total of 625 games have been cancelled this season. 

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According to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun via Twitter, it's "likely" that the NHL will cancel more games before the end of the week. 

Such a development makes sense based simply on the fact that games are currently canceled through Dec. 30, and there are no negotiations scheduled between the league and the NHLPA. 

Thus far, more than 500 games have been lost due to the lack of a collective bargaining agreement between the two sides. 

The NHL announced Friday that it has filed a class action complaint in federal court seeking a declaration confirming that the lockout is legal. 

The move comes in response to the news that the executive board of the NHL players association had unanimously voted to authorize a vote to proceed with a disclaimer of interest. If that vote were to go through, the NHLPA could terminate its right to represent the players, which would allow players to then individually file lawsuits against the owners claiming the lockout it illegal. 

According to TSN, the executive board of the NHL players association voted unanimously on Thursday to give the players a vote on whether to go through with a disclaimer of interest. 

To the surprise of whoever was surprised, Wednesday’s collective bargaining agreement negotiations ended without any progress. That doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be reason for optimism. 

According to Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos, Wednesday's CBA negotiations in New Jersey with mediators present ended with "no progress."

The league and the players are set to meet on Wednesday as the NHL tries to save its season.

According to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun via Twitter, the NHL and NHLPA will resume negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement on Wednesday. It will mark the first time the sides have met since Thursday, when three days' worth of encouraging talks broke off without a deal.

When (all right, “if”) this lockout ever gets settled, how will Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs’ work over the last few months affect his team going forward?