The NHL and the League’s Players' Association met with federal mediators for a little more than six hours Wednesday without making progress towards a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. It was the first time the two sides met since negotiations abruptly ended last Thursday.
The two sides also met with mediators on Nov. 28th and 29th, but those meetings broke off without progress being made. Wednesday's meeting comes two days after the National Hockey League eliminated another block of games from the schedule with the lockout nearing a full three months. Games from Dec. 15th through Dec.30th were the latest to be wiped out, bringing the total to 526 lost to the lockout that started Sept. 16th.