A Boston TV station reported Monday that an end to the NHL lockout could come this week, but NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly denied that the report was accurate, according to several media outlets.
Players and owners are set to meet on Tuesday followed by the Board of Governors meeting on Wednesday. Steve Burton at WBZ in Boston said talks behind closed doors have made significant progress and an announcement about an end of the lockout could come Tuesday or Wednesday.
There have been no other indications that a deal is imminent, and Daly dumped cold water on the report.
Daly wrote to Patrick Caisse of TVA Sports, saying, "I'm aware of the reports making the rounds. Unfortunately, there is no truth to them."
When Sarah Kwak of Sports Illustrated asked Daly if there was any morsel of truth to the WBZ report that a deal is imminent, Daly responded to Kwak by saying, "Not even a single morsel."