Six NHL owners and 18 players, including Sidney Crosby and Jonathan Toews, will sit down together today to continue labour talks in New York City beginning at about 2pm et.
The NHLPA confirmed the list of players who will be present, including Craig Adams, David Backes, Michael Cammalleri, Crosby, B.J. Crombeen, Mathieu Darche, Shane Doan, Ron Hainsey, Shawn Horcoff, Jamal Mayers, Manny Malhotra, Andy McDonald, Ryan Miller, George Parros, Brad Richards, Martin St. Louis, Toews and Kevin Westgarth.
Six owners will represent the league at the meeting, including Jeremy Jacobs of the Boston Bruins, Ronald Burkle of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Mark Chipman of the Winnipeg Jets, Jeffery Vinik of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Murray Edwards of the Calgary Flames and Larry Tanenbaum of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The sides have agreed to meeting without most of their representatives. The Players' Association requested that a staff member from each side be present for the meeting. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly will attend, but it is not yet known who the NHLPA will have on hand to represent them.
Commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr will not be involved.
The lockout entered its 80th day on Tuesday and games have been cancelled through Dec. 14. It's believed that another round of game cancellations could be announced at some point this week.