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"We have to dot a lot of I’s and cross a lot of T’s. There is still a lot of work to be done, but the basic framework has been agreed upon…" NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman

NHL, NHLPA Agree to Framework of New CBA — The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association reached agreement on the framework of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement early Sunday morning.

Hockey Executive Wren Blair Dies at 87 — Wren Blair, who helped the Boston Bruins land Bobby Orr and later served as the first coach and general manager of the Minnesota North Stars, died Wednesday in Whitby, Ontario. He was 87.

Three B's Prospects Make Canada's WJC Roster — The last day of Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp at Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary also provided the final round of cuts as coach Steve Spott trimmed his roster in preparation for the 2013 World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia, later this month.

Bruins prospects Anthony Camara, Dougie Hamilton & Malcolm Subban (above) made the squad.

Khokhlachev to Try Out for Team Russia — First-round NHL Draft picks Nail Yakupov and Mikhail Grigorenko are two of the 10 players who helped Russia win the silver medal at last year’s World Junior Championship and have been invited to try out for the 2013 team.

Also returning from last year’s team are forwards Nikita Kucherov, Yaroslav Kosov and Alexander Khokhlachev, and defensemen Artem Sergeev, Mikhail Naumenkov and Nikita Nesterov.

Grzelcyk Named to Team USA Preliminary Roster


BOSTON, MA — For the second straight day, it’s been announced that the Boston Bruins will have a prospect vying for a spot on his country’s entry in the 2013 World Junior Hockey Championship.

Boston University defenseman Matt Grzelcyk was included on Team USA’s selection camp roster, joining fellow prospects Anthony Camara, Dougie Hamilton and Malcolm Subban, all of whom will attend Team Canada’s camp. Forward Alexander Khokhlachev will also compete for a spot on Russia’s WJC entry.

NHL Announces Cancellation of Schedule Through Dec. 14 — The National Hockey League announced today the cancellation of the 2012-13 regular-season schedule through December 14. The NHL also announced the cancellation of the 2013 NHL All-Star Weekend scheduled for Jan. 26-27 in Columbus, Ohio. The cancellations are necessary due to the absence of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NHL Players’ Association and the NHL.

2012 inductee Adam Oates addresses the hockey world as he is enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. Oates mentioned Bruins teammates Cam Neely, Ray Bourque & Don Sweeney in his remarks.

HHOF Red Carpet: speaks to Cam Neely about playing with Adam Oates.

Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly Statement

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly today issued the following statement regarding cancellation of the 2012-13 NHL regular-season schedule through Nov. 30…