Executives from both the NHL and NHL Players' Association gathered at union headquarters in Toronto Thursday morning to resume collective bargaining agreement talks. The financial differences between the two sides are expected to be the focus of Thursday's meeting.
Commissioner Gary Bettman, deputy commissioner Bill Daly, discipline chief Brendan Shanahan, Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke and Carolina Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford are among the negotiators on hand for the league, according to NHL.com's Dan Rosen.
NHLPA head Donald Fehr and advisor Steve Fehr are among those on hand for the union. Thirteen players are also in attendance, according to the NHLPA: Martin Biron, Nick Bonino, Brian Elliott, Ruslan Fedotenko, Marc-Andre Fleury, Bruno Gervais, Steve Montador, Max Talbot, Michael Weber, Mike Weaver, Kevin Westgarth, Dan Winnik and Wojtek Wolski.
Talks began at 9:30 a.m. ET and are expected to run for several hours. It's expected that principals from each side will speak with the media following the round of negotiations.
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