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NHL-NHLPA Talks To Begin For First Time In 8 Days

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr  (credits: Jim Rogash (L), Chip Somodevilla (R) / Getty Images)

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr (credits: Jim Rogash (L), Chip Somodevilla (R) / Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — For the first time in eight days, the NHL and the players’ association are heading back to the bargaining table to try again to reach a deal that will end the two-month old lockout.

Talks will resume in the late evening on Monday, the 65th day of the lockout that has already wiped out 327 games and threatens the entire season if a settlement isn’t reached soon.

LICHTENSTEIN: Criticism of Bettman is useless

After turning down a suggestion from NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman to take a two-week break from negotiations, the union requested another meeting with the league that was scheduled Saturday. It will be the first bargaining session between the sides since Nov. 11, when a busy week of negotiating wrapped up with a session that lasted just over an over and didn’t produce any results.

SILVERMAN: Bettman’s lockout drags on and on

All games through Nov. 30 and the New Year’s Day Winter Classic have been called off. Another round of cancellations is expected this week if a new deal isn’t reached soon.

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