NHL, NHLPA to resume talks with mediators at private location

TORONTO – The NHL and NHL Players’ Association will resume their collective bargaining negotiations at an undisclosed location Wednesday — and they’ll have some company.

U.S. federal mediators Scot L. Beckenbaugh and John Sweeney are set to rejoin the process.

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.

It’s Day 87 of the lockout.

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