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NHL targets starting Jan. 19

NEW YORK -- The NHL is solely targeting Jan. 19 as a start date to a 48-game regular season, a source told ESPN.com Tuesday.

The league had also looked at playing 50 games with a Jan. 15 start date but is no longer considering that option, the source said, given the time constraints posed by the ratification process.

NHL training camps are tentatively slated to open Sunday, but again that depends on ratification.

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