NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Road trip!

Hockey fans have been patiently waiting for the NHL to release its schedule ever since an agreement was reached to end the lockout.

Rangers fans, you’re in luck — there’s news on the Blueshirts front.

New York will open its season against the Bruins in Boston on Jan. 19, according to the Boston Globe.

“It will likely be a 7 p.m. start, although that could change,” the paper reported.

The NHL is expected to open a shortened 48-game season on Saturday. The league will release its schedule once players vote to ratify the new collective bargaining agreement.

Club owners unanimously approved the labor deal Wednesday.

“We know that no words of apology or explanation will soften the disappointment,” said Commissioner Gary Bettman. “I read the letters, I followed the tweets, I read the blogs. We have a lot of work to do.”

How has the lockout affected you as a fan? Will you be tuning in for the opener? Be heard in the comments!


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