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“We’ve indicated any number of times that we’re willing to resume when they are [and] we’re willing to resume without preconditions. So we’re waiting to hear back from them.”

Last week, the NHL announced it filed a class action suit in the U.S. District Court in New York, seeking to establish that its lockout is legal. In a filing posted Thursday, the court said the union had three weeks after receiving the suit to file an answer.