NHL, NHLPA meet on Monday

The NHL and NHLPA held a meeting on Monday as the two sides continue to try and hammer out a new collective bargaining agreement.

The two sides met at the league office around 7:00 p.m. (et) and it lasted a little less than two hours.

Earlier last week, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman suggested to NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr that the sides take a two-week break in talks, but the sides met on Monday for the first time since Nov. 11.

Present at the meeting were Bettman, deputy commissioner Bill Daly and legal counsel along with several team owners. The players union was represented by Donald Fehr and special counsel Steve Fehr along with 18 players.

Neither side said anything about the content of Monday's meeting.

Regular season games have been canceled through Nov. 30, along with the Winter Classic contest that was supposed to be held on New Year's Day in Ann Arbor between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings.

The two sides have been without a CBA since the previous one expired just before midnight on Sept. 15.