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Monday, September 24, 2012
NHL: Union query would spark talks

By Pierre LeBrun

TORONTO -- The NHL and NHL Players' Association were back in the same room Monday, but it was not, however, to resume stalled labor talks.

Instead, the league and players' union had a previously scheduled meeting dealing with hashing out last season's hockey-related revenue numbers.

When they came out of the four-hour meeting Monday, there still wasn't any official plan to resume bargaining talks.

"No bargaining scheduled, but we have kept in close contact," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told a handful of media outside the league's Toronto offices. "It's fair to say both sides are working, but they're working internally right now."

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