League, union to meet with mediator
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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