NHL deputy commissioner Billy Daly issued the following statement Thursday after the league and NHLPA wrapped up two days of meetings with federal mediators present:
"Today, we concluded two days of mediation with FMCS mediators and representatives of the NHL Players' Association. After spending several hours with both sides over two days, the presiding mediators concluded that the parties remained far apart, and that no progress toward a resolution could be made through further mediation at this point in time. We are disappointed that the mediation process was not successful."
It was announced Monday that mediators would be brought in for the labor negotiations. To this point, the league has cancelled games through Dec. 14 due to the lack of a collective bargaining agreement.
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