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Thrashers sale, move could be imminent

Updated: May 31, 2011, 9:40 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Thrashers' sale to a group which would move the team to Winnipeg could be completed this week, possibly as early as Tuesday.

True North Sports and Entertainment, the group in talks with the Thrashers' ownership to buy and move the team, is holding a news conference at noon ET on Tuesday in Winnipeg for a "significant community announcement."

If the sale and move are approved, Winnipeg would return to the NHL 15 years after the Jets were sold and relocated ...

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