NHL, NHLPA meet for second straight day

The NHL and NHLPA met for over five hours on Wednesday in an attempt to end a lockout that has been going on for close to two months.

The two sides met for several hours on Tuesday and Wednesday's meeting was the third in the past five days.

Neither side has released details of what was discussed, but did say that the two sides will meet again on Thursday.

"The National Hockey League's negotiating committee met with representatives of the National Hockey League Players' Association for approximately 5-1/2 hours today," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said. "Meetings are scheduled to resume [Thursday]. We do not intend to comment on the substance or subject matter of today's negotiations."

"The NHLPA and the NHL met today to discuss many of the key issues. We look forward to resuming talks [Thursday]," added NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr.

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.