Forget about seeing the Nashville Predators in their own building for the preseason.
The National Hockey League announced Wednesday that all preseason contests through Sept. 30 have been canceled.
The period covers Nashville’s first five scheduled contests and their only two at home, Tuesday against St. Louis and Sept. 29 against Carolina. The Predators were scheduled to open the preseason Monday with two games at Florida.
The games that currently remain on Nashville’s preseason schedule are Oct. 2 at St. Louis and Oct. 5 at Washington. The regular season opener is set for Oct. 12 against Detroit.
The decision is the first major concession to the lockout imposed by NHL owners and commissioner Gary Bettman on Sept. 15, when the leugue’s collective bargaining agreement with the NHL Players Association expired.
The Predators planned to open training camp Friday.