NHLPA executive director Don Fehr (center) flanked by Vancouver Canucks player Manny Malhotra (left) and Winnipeg Jets player Ron Hainsey (right) during a press conference at the 2012 NHLPA summer player meetings at the Marriott Marquis. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-US PRESSWIRE
New York, NY (Sports Network) - For a second straight day, NHL owners and players engaged in lengthy talks in an effort to end the nearly three-month lockout.
After meeting for nearly 10 hours on Tuesday, the two sides went at it for even longer on Wednesday.
The talks adjourned shortly after 1:00 A.M. (EST).
Winnipeg Jets defenseman Ron Hainsey spoke on behalf of the players, while NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly represented the NHL.
The two warring factions met twice last week with the involvement of federal mediators, but the process was unsuccessful as it had been during the 2004-05 lockout.
The current work stoppage, which began Sept. 16, has already forced the cancellation of regular-season games through Dec. 14, as well as the Winter Classic and All-Star Weekend.
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