Sources: NHL, union set to talk on Wednesday
The NHL and NHL Players’ Association are scheduled to resume bargaining talks Wednesday, sources on both sides told ESPN.com late Monday night.
Neither side would divulge a location.
Talks broke up last Thursday night in New York City when it appeared both sides were making ground on a deal. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced that night at a news conference that the league’s latest offer was off the table.
Earlier Monday, the NHL eliminated 16 more days from the
regular-season schedule, wiping out all games through Dec. 30 in its latest
round of cancellations.
Already, 422 regular-season games had been called off through
Dec. 14 because of the lockout, and the latest cuts on Day 86 of
the NHL shutdown claimed 104 more. The New Year’s Day Winter
Classic and the All-Star Game were canceled earlier.
In all, the 526 lost games account for nearly 43 percent of the
regular season that was scheduled to begin Oct. 11.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.