On Sunday morning, Blackhawks season-ticket holders started receiving emails from the team with the NHL's third lockout since 1994 beginning Saturday night.
The email thanked their season-ticket holders for their patience and continued support, saying "the Blackhawks depend upon you for our success and are eager to provide you with the best possible service."
But more important, it offered the organization's plan and options for season-ticket holders during the lockout.
Preseason games are expected to be cancelled as soon as Sunday or Monday. The Hawks also postponed their annual training camp festival, which was set for this Saturday.
Here is the Hawks' plan for season-ticket holders:
**Games have all been numbered 1 to 41 (Preseason games A, B & C)
** If the season is started with the existing schedule, tickets will be honored as originally issued starting with Game Number 1 on October 13 and proceeding throughout the scheduled season.
** If the season is started with rescheduled game dates and/or opponents, tickets will be honored starting with Game Number 1 and continuing through to the end of the revised schedule.
** You may choose a refund or account credit for any cancelled games in your plan.
** Refunds for any cancelled games will include an additional 2% interest.
** We will update you via email and post new information on chicagoblackhawks.com as it becomes available.