NHL meetings break off after two hours as two sides look to end lockout
NHL Players Association executive director Donald Fehr, centre, is joined by players Kevin Westgath, right, and George Parros after meeting with NHL officials, in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. (AP / Mary Altaffer)
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, November 9, 2012 12:22PM CST
Last Updated Friday, November 16, 2012 1:19PM CST
NEW YORK -- The NHL and NHL Players' Association have wrapped up their latest meeting.
The two sides met for a two-hour session late Friday afternoon.
NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr left the meeting without answering questions, but said the union "had things to consider."
Fehr also said he planned to hold a conference call with players and that talks could resume later in the evening.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said after the meeting that the league is willing to meet through the weekend and do "whatever it takes."
The sides have gathered for a fourth straight day of collective bargaining talks -- the longest run of meetings they've had during these negotiations.
They are attempting to strike a deal that would end the 55-day lockout, which has already forced the cancellation of 327 regular-season games.
Gary Bettman, Commissioner of the NHL, speaks with reporters following talks with the NHLPA in Toronto on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012. (Chris Young / THE CANADIAN PRESS)