Players take wait-and-see approach to talks

Updated: April 19, 2005, 1:28 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | Special to ESPN.com

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – With the NHL and its players returning to the bargaining table Tuesday in New York and with the league's board of governors also meeting this week, there is guarded optimism from some top American players that an end to the seven-month lockout could be within reach.

"I guess it's all about building momentum to something positive," said Philadelphia Flyers forward Mike Knuble, who said he's more hopeful of a settlement than he has been since the lockout began Sept. ...

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