The Blue Jackets put out a statement Sunday supporting the league, but did not mention the All-Star game.
“The league, the clubs and the players all have a stake in resolving our bargaining issues appropriately and getting the puck dropped as soon as possible,” the team said. “We owe it to each other, to the game, and most of all, to the fans.”
NHL players struck in April 1992, causing 30 games to be postponed. This marks the third lockout under Commissioner Gary Bettman. The 1994-95 lockout ended after 103 days and the cancellation of 468 games.
“Like any partnership, you want both sides to benefit,” Crosby said in the video. “I think that’s the case here. As players we want to play.
“But we also know what’s right, what’s fair.”