NHL labor talks broke off soon after they resumed Wednesday, with players maintaining their new proposal was a huge economic concession.
“We did give them the proposal,” union head Donald Fehr said. “They indicated they’re going to have a response to us a little later on.”
The lockout entered its 66th day Tuesday and already has wiped out 327 games. More cancellations could be coming soon without a new deal.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman suggested to union executive director Donald Fehr this week that the sides take two weeks off from negotiations.
Representatives from the NHL and NHLPA have met seven of the last nine days, but no future talks are planned.
Owners and players already have bargained for about 13 hours over two days this week at an undisclosed site in New York.
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