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Report: United States travel problems face Canadian NHL teams

According to a report in the National Post, Canadian NHL teams could face travel issues in the Unites States this season.

The Department of Transportation decided to ban Air Canada charter planes from flying directly from one American city to another before returning to Canada first.

"It's potentially a very significant impact," NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told Canwest News Services Friday. "It's crazy and very destabilizing to our business. We're operating on a long-standing interpretation and for it to change overnight on the eve of our season is creating a huge problem for us."

The United States officials were concerned about violations of the original agreement when injured players or team officials board the plane in a certain city and leave the charter in the next one.

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