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NHL, NHLPA to resume negotiations with mediators

The NHL and NHL Players’ Association will resume their collective bargaining negotiations at an undisclosed location Wednesday.

They’ll be joined by U.S. federal mediators Scot L. Beckenbaugh and John Sweeney.

It will be the first meeting since the two sides took public shots at each other after talks went off the rails last week.

Prior to the blowup, they appeared to be making progress during three days in New York that saw an exchange of proposals.

Donald Fehr, the NHLPA’s executive director, maintains they have agreements on almost all of the important issues.

The lockout hit Day 87 on Tuesday and has already resulted in the cancellation of 526 regular-season games through Dec. 30, plus the Winter Classic and all-star game.

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