Talks between the NHL and NHL players union concluded at roughly 9 p.m. Wednesday after five and a half hours of negotiations. According to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun , the two sides are expected to meet again on Thursday, which will mark the third consecutive day of negotiations between the two sides.
Thus far, the league has cancelled all games through November as well as the Winter Classic on Jan. 1 because of the current lockout. The duration of this week's negotiations (the two sides met for seven hours on Tuesday) and lack of details leaked to the media has been cause for optimism after previous sessions ended early and with both sides venting their frustrations with the negotiations' lack of progress.
This week's negotiations have been held at an undisclosed location in New York.
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