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January 05. 2013 8:26PM

NHL, players resume face-to-face labor talks

The National Hockey League and the union representing its players met face-to-face along with a federal mediator on Saturday with hopes of ending a lockout in time to salvage a condensed season.

A small group meeting between the league, union and mediator began early Saturday afternoon in New York, according to a NHL Players' Association spokesman.

The meeting, which began with less than a week to go until the league's self-imposed deadline to reach a deal, marked the first face-to-face dialogue between the league and NHLPA since talks broke down two days ago.

The two sides met separately with the mediator on Friday.

With half of the 2012-13 regular season already lost to the labor dispute, the NHL has set a Jan. 11 deadline for a new deal so that a 48-game campaign could begin eight days later.

The lockout, which the league has said is costing it about $18 million-$20 million a day, began in mid-September when the previous collective bargaining agreement expired with both sides at odds over how to split the NHL's $3.3 billion in revenue.

The dispute, which follows a lockout that wiped out the entire 2004-05 campaign, is now centered around the salary cap number for the 2013-14 season, the pension fund and length of player contracts.


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