NHL, Union expected to meet again Monday

Sunday, 12.30.2012 / 5:48 PM

NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players' Association are expected to resume negotiating sessions Monday.

After two days of sessions designed to exchange information about the content of the League's most recent proposal for a new 10-year Collective Bargaining Agreement, the sides are expected to meet again Monday, likely to restart official bargaining.

Representatives from the NHL and NHLPA met for approximately two-and-a-half hours Sunday morning at the League office to continue the information-exchange process the two sides began in a conference-call setting Saturday.

Following the face-to-face meeting Sunday, which ended at approximately noon ET, the NHLPA began holding internal meetings.

The NHL's proposal, the first new offer exchanged by either side since Dec. 6, is reportedly contingent on a 2013 regular season at least 48 games in length starting no later than Jan. 19. The original 2012-13 schedule has been cancelled through Jan. 14 because of the lack of an existing CBA between the NHL and NHLPA.