The NHL and the players’ association agreed on Monday to resume labour talks Tuesday following a weekend session with NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly and NHLPA special counsel Steve Fehr. It was the first meeting between the two sides since Oct. 18.
Monday marked Day 51 of the lockout.
Both the league and the NHLPA decided to keep the exact location of Tuesday afternoon’s bargaining session private.
Both players and owners were expected to be in New York for Tuesday’s meetings, including Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, who told reporters in Pittsburgh that he made a “last minute” decision to go to New York.
No new formal proposals were made on the weekend, but it is believed the issue of payments of existing player contracts was a big part of the discussions.
“I’m not in a position to talk substance about agenda or expectations,” Daly wrote in an email to The Associated Press.
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Philadelphia Flyers teammates Max Talbot and Bruno Gervais, who organized La Tournée des Joeurs, announced Monday that the barnstorming tour across Quebec by locked-out NHLers was finished, but not before raising more than $400,000 for a variety of charities.