The next step will be to run a season ticket drive, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said at the board of governors meeting.
Backup Carter Hutton injured his lower body during the morning skate and AHL call-up Ville Husso could not get to the arena in time for puck drop.
It's the second time he's been suspended this season.
Philadelphia Flyers top Vancouver Canucks 4-1 for 3rd straight win since 10-game slide
Drew Doughty scores in overtime as Los Angeles Kings beat Ottawa Senators 4-3 for 7th straight win
Goals are up 12 percent in the NHL through 400-plus games thanks to a crackdown on slashing and an infusion of young skill players
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league's board of governors has agreed to consider an expansion application from Seattle
Jake Allen made 29 saves, Brayden Schenn continued his red-hot play and the St. Louis Blues beat the Dallas Stars 3-0
Matt Hunwick scored 1:29 into overtime, lifting the Pittsburgh Penguins over the New York Islanders 4-3
Steven Stamkos gets 3 points as Tampa Bay Lightning reach 20 wins with 5-2 victory against Colorado Avalanche
Dallas billionaire Tom Dundon has signed a purchase agreement to buy a majority stake in the Carolina Hurricanes from longtime owner Peter Karmanos
New Jersey Devils defenseman Ben Lovejoy says he will donate his brain to research after he dies so it can be studied for signs of traumatic injury
Neal has 13 goals for the expansion Golden Knights, who play in Nashville for the first time Friday.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have placed defenseman Justin Schultz on injured reserve with a lower-body injury
SportsPulse: USA TODAY NHL columnist Kevin Allen discusses what the American roster would look like with NHL players for the Olympics.
Adam Henrique scored his first two goals for the Ducks in his home debut, and Ryan Miller made 29 saves to post his first shutout for Anaheim in a 3-0 victory over the slumping Ottawa Senators
Philadelphia Flyers beat Edmonton Oilers 4-2 for 2nd straight victory after losing 10 in a row
The Capitals won for the sixth time in seven games.
Frederik Andersen made 47 saves in regulation and overtime and stopped three more shots in a shootout in the Toronto Maple Leafs' 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames