NHL players and owners plan will meet Tuesday without players union chief Donald Fehr or NHL commissioner Gary Bettman present, the league announced Sunday.
Deputy commissioner Bill Daly issued a written statement that the players/owners-only meeting would be held Tuesday afternoon in New York.
The meeting, which was proposed by Bettman, will include owners Ron Burkle of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Jeremy Jacobs of the Boston Bruins, Mark Chipman of the Winnipeg Jets, Larry Tannenbaum of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Murray Edwards of the Calgary Flames, and Jeffrey Vinik of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
It has not been determined which players will be present.
Daly will also be present, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie. The league and the players will be allowed to select one staff member to be present for each side. The NHL chose Daly, and McKenzie suggested the players may select Steve Fehr, although that has not been confirmed.