BRADENTON, Fla. — The owners of the National Hockey League’s Atlanta Thrashers plan to sell the team to a group that will move them to Canada, leaving a void at the $213 million bond-financed Philips Arena.

Atlanta Spirit LLC announced Tuesday that a deal had been reached with a buyer, True North Sports and Entertainment, which will move the team to Winnipeg. The sale still must be approved by the NHL board of governors on June 21.

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