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NHL lockout: Negotiations not expected to resume until Wednesday

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DARRYL DYCK/THE CANADIAN PRESS A padlock is seen on a parking lot gate outside Rogers Arena, the home of the Vancouver Canucks.

NEW YORK—It’s all quiet on the NHL labour front.

Neither side expects formal negotiations to begin until at least Wednesday, after the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah.

The NHL locked the players out at midnight Saturday when the old labour agreement expired. It’s the NHL’s fourth work stoppage in the last 20 years.

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly and NHLPA special counsel Steve Fehr are expected to speak informally tomorrow to figure out the next steps in the negotiating process.

The two sides haven’t met for face-to-face talks since last Wednesday, when the NHL countered a union proposal with a time-sensitive offer of its own.

The parties did not meet again after and the league’s offer, along with the old collective bargaining agreement, expired Saturday at midnight.

thestar.com – Sports