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Bail out on way for NHLers

BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 9:04 AM ET

CHICAGO -- The cheque, as they say, is in the mail.

NHLPA president Trevor Linden confirmed to the Sun yesterday that locked-out NHLers will start receiving a stipend -- believed to be worth $5,000-$6,000 US a month -- sometime next week.

"The stipend has all been worked out and the details are just being finalized. It's been approved (by the executive committee) and this should help some guys out," said Linden.

The players have missed four paycheques since the lockout began Sept. 15. While many are playing in Europe, some like Senators Chris Neil, Todd White, Greg de Vries and Bryan Smolinski have no income.

Linden said not every player will receive the same amount.


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