NHL CBA bargaining dates set?

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. (LYLE ASPINALL/QMI Agency file photo)

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. (LYLE ASPINALL/QMI Agency file photo)

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, Last Updated: 7:26 PM ET

The NHL and NHLPA will start negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement later this week, according to the SportsBusiness Journal.

The report, based on anonymous sources, says the two sides have agreed to dates for the bargaining sessions, which will be held in New York or Toronto. The talks will extend into July.

The NHLPA will have a bargaining committee of 30 players or more, a larger group than the one that went head-to-head with the league when the previous CBA expired in 2004.

The exectutive board of the players' union, led by former Major League Baseball Players Association head Donald Fehr, is meeting this week in Chicago. The NHLPA meeting winds up Wednesday and negotiations could start as early as Thursday.


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