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NHL cuts staffer salaries 20 percent

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The National Hockey League cut the pay of office staffers by 20 percent Wednesday morning, instituted a four-day workweek starting Oct. 1, according to an ESPNNewYork.com report.

The across-the-board cuts are a result of the league's third work stoppage since the 1994-95 season. The current lockout began Sunday when the collective bargaining agreement expired.

A number of NHL players have already committed to playing in Europe since the lockout. The sides traded proposals last week, but remain significantly apart on the economic ideas that are crucial to a new deal.
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