The new CBA might not be ratified yet, but the players are back in the Capitals dressing room in Arlington.
Despite suggesting that he might stay in Russia after the lockout ended, Alex Ovechkin will return to Washington early this week.
Caps owner thanks fans for "patience, support and understanding" during the NHL lockout, which finally is coming to an end after a marathon bargaining session on Day 113.
Several Capitals share their initial reaction to the end of the lockout on Twitter.
The NHL and NHLPA have reached an agreement on the framework of a new CBA. Hockey is back.
Negotiations remain in a fragile state, so don't get too excited just yet.
The NHLPA doesn't file disclaimer and will resume negotiations with the NHL Thursday morning.
The back-and-forth between the two sides continues as the union's self-imposed deadline to file a disclaimer of interest approaches.
A roundup of the latest NHL lockout news and notes.
A total of 625 regular season games -- 50.8 percent of the season-- were scheduled for October 11 through January 14.