Third-straight day of meetings as NHL, players' reps try to reach deal
A nearly empty hockey stick rack in the Buffalo Sabres locker room is shown at the First Niagara Center, home of the Buffalo Sabres NHL hockey team, in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. (AP / David Duprey)
Published Sunday, September 30, 2012 12:05PM EDT
NEW YORK -- The NHL and the Players' Association are meeting for the third straight day to try to resolve the lockout.
The sides met for about four hours Saturday, and they agreed to meet again Sunday. The agenda likely will include discussions on health and safety issues.
Core economic issues still weren't on the agenda Saturday when the opposing groups got together again at the NHL office.
Sunday's talks came three days after the league cancelled the remaining preseason games. The regular season is scheduled to start Oct. 11.
If a deal isn't reached soon, regular-season games will be in danger of being lost. The NHL cancelled the entire 2004-05 season because of a lockout that eventually led to the collective bargaining agreement that expired this month.