No word yet from latest NHL labor negotiations

5:46 PM, Dec 12, 2012   |    comments
  • NHLPA executive director Don Fehr (center) flanked by Vancouver Canucks player Manny Malhotra (left) and Winnipeg Jets player Ron Hainsey (right) during a press conference at the 2012 NHLPA summer player meetings at the Marriott Marquis. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-US PRESSWIRE
  • Gary Bettman speaks during a press conference at the Crowne Plaza Times Square. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-US PRESSWIRE
    
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Kevin Allen, USA TODAY Sports

NHL labor negotiations resumed Wednesday at 11 a.m. ET at an undisclosed location as the two sides turned again to the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service to help them bring an end to the 88-day old lockout.

The NHL Players Association announced that 13 players are at Wednesday's session, along with NHL Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr and special counsel Steve Fehr.

The players are Shane Doan (Phoenix Coyotes), Craig Adams (Pittsburgh Penguins), Adrian Aucoin (Columbus Blue Jackets), Jamal Mayers (Chicago Blackhawks), Brad Boyes (New York Islanders), Ron Hainsey (Winnipeg Jets), Andy McDonald (St. Louis Blues), Chris Campoli (free agent), Mathieu Darche (free agent), Brendan Morrison (free agent), Daniel Winnik (Anaheim Ducks), Douglas Murray (San Jose Sharks) and Steve Montador (Chicago).

No owners are present at Wednesday's session. They are represented by Commissioner Gary Bettman, deputy commissioner Bill Daly and attorneys.

These are the first formal negotiations since Thursday, when talks broke off after owners' rejected the players' response to their proposal the night before. Owners said they were withdrawing that offer.

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