Still No Reported Progress On Key Issues

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL and the players’ association met for a third straight day and again avoided the troublesome money issues that are fueling the ongoing lockout.

NHLPA special counsel Steve Fehr says they “did not discuss core economic issues, as was the plan,” during Sunday’s five-hour get together with league representatives. He says they “discussed health and safety, drug testing, including more discussion of drug testing, medical care etc. Also a number of things in the CBA legal area of player movements.”

The drug policy was a key component of talks Friday when the sides got together for the first time since the NHL imposed the lockout on Sept. 16.

Source: Associated Press