|NHL players to begin voting Thursday|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 10 January 2013 13:10|
The players' association says that electronic voting will begin Thursday at 8 p.m. EST and will last 36 hours until Saturday at 8 a.m.
If a majority of the more than 700 players vote to accept the deal that NHL owners unanimously ratified on Wednesday, training camps will open Sunday and a 48-game regular season will begin on Jan. 19.
A tentative agreement was reached early Sunday, the 113th day of the lockout, after a 16-hour negotiating session in New York.
The latest lockout forced the cancellation of 510 games, along with the outdoor Winter Classic and the All-Star game.
The NHL says it will release a new schedule once the ratification process is completed. A memorandum of understanding must be signed before training camps open.