The NHL will cancel the Winter Classic on Thursday, according to a report.
The ongoing NHL lockout has wiped away 13 more regular season games for the Detroit Red Wings through November.
The 2013 NHL Winter Classic will be canceled, according to John Buccigross of ESPN, who says an announcement of the cancellation will come on Monday. The NHL All-Star Game will also be canceled, according to Buccigross.
Decision on the NHL's New Year's Day event is quickly approaching deadline, and cancellation could cost the host city in a big way.
The NHL announced Friday that regular season games through Nov. 1 have been wiped off the schedule, meaning four more games for the Detroit Red Wings.
The Winter Classic has become a signature event for the NHL, but a contentious lockout scenario threatens to knock it off the schedule for 2013.