According to Renaud Lavoie of RDS, the NHL has informed the NHL players' association that the drop-dead date for potentially losing the season is Jan. 11.
The tweet from Lavoie  backs up previous reports that the league aimed to begin training camps on Jan. 12, with Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reporting earlier Friday that the NHL has targeted Jan. 19 as a start date  for the season.
On Thursday, the NHL made a proposal for a new CBA that includes movement on previous stumbling blocks, including bumping up the maximum length of contracts from five in the league's previous offer to six in Thursday's offer. The NHLPA is reportedly working on a counterproposal.
Games are currently cancelled through Jan. 14, with the Jan. 11 drop-dead date giving the sides two weeks to agree to a new CBA.
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