September 12, 2012; New York, NY, USA; NHLPA executive director Don Fehr speaks during a press conference at the 2012 NHLPA summer player meetings at the Marriott Marquis. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

NHL and NHLPA to Meet With Federal Mediators Again Today

According to NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly, the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association have agreed to revisit the bargaining table with the assistance of federal mediators.

As usual, this meeting is being held at an undisclosed location.

According to Daly, these negotiations will involve mediators, but the undisclosed location will not be in New York City.

The NHL and NHLPA met with mediators from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services on Nov. 28 and 29; unfortunately, there was no forward movement during those sessions as the mediators felt that both sides were still too far apart for any significant progress to be made.

The NHL has currently cancelled all games through December 30th. This includes 526 regular season games including the 2013 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic and the 2013 NHL All-Star Game. This accounts for 43% of the season.

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