NHL, Union Resume Talks to Try to Settle Dispute Before Oct. 11

The National Hockey League and the players’ union return to the bargaining table today to try to settle disputes over a contract before the regular season is scheduled to open Oct. 11.

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said today’s meeting will focus on economic issues that aren’t related to the distribution of revenue-sharing funds.

The NHL and National Hockey League Players’ Association met for six hours yesterday to discuss health and player-safety issues, including drug testing, according to the league’s website.

The league locked out players after their collective bargaining agreement expired on Sept. 15 and then canceled the preseason when discussions didn’t produce a new collective bargaining agreement.

The two sides are at odds over revenue sharing and player compensation. The NHL made a record $3.2 billion in revenue last season.

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