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Winnipeg Jets send note to fans warning of potential for NHL lockout

The Winnipeg Jets are warning their fans about the possibility of a lockout.

The team sent a note to its season ticket holders and corporate partners Thursday that said it had put contingency plans in place should a work stoppage disrupt the start of the year.

It expects to release details about those plans once a lockout has officially commenced.

The NHL’s collective bargaining talks have been on hold since last Friday and the agreement is set to expire Sept. 15.

The letter to stakeholders was signed by Jim Ludlow, the president & CEO of True North Sports & Entertainment, and Norva Riddell, the company’s senior vice-president of sales and marketing.

“In the event a new (CBA) is not reached in this timeframe, and a work stoppage ensues, the Winnipeg Jets’ training camp could be postponed, and there is the potential for pre-season and regular season games to be cancelled,” they wrote.