NHL, NHLPA making progress

Updated: January 6, 2013, 4:43 AM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The NHL and NHL Players' Association appear to be inching closer to a deal.

The two sides are meeting face to face, along with a federal mediator, for the first time since Thursday and are trying to hash out the remaining issues to reach a new collective bargaining agreement.

Asked at 4 a.m. ET Sunday about the direction of negotiations, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told ESPN.com via email: "Making progress."

With the league and union trying to find a resolution ...

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