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League, union to meet with mediator

Updated: November 28, 2012, 9:58 AM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

The NHL's stalled labor impasse has gone a new route, with the league and NHL Players' Association agreeing to meet with a mediator.

The NHL and union confirmed to ESPN.com they had accepted an invitation from federal mediators to meet with them. A source said the first meeting will be Wednesday beginning at 1 p.m. ET. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service director George Cohen broke the news Monday.

"While we have no particular level of expectation going into ...

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