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.
The report states that it isn't known when or if the players will vote on it, but if the vote goes through, the NHLPA could terminate its right to represent NHL players, thus allowing the players to individually file lawsuits against the owners. According to TSN, players could have the owners triple their lost salary if they win their cases.
A disclaimer of interest has been used in the past as a bargaining tool to pressure owners, as NBA players used the tactic last season with a new CBA being agreed to 12 days later.
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