The NHL and its player's association will continue CBA discussions Friday in an attempt to come to a deal to avoid the cancelation of any regular season games.
"We have agreed on an agenda of topics that we think can lead to productive discussions and agreement, and we hope that it will be constructive to the overall process," Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told NHLcom. "We're 100 percent focused on not missing any regular-season games and, hopefully, we can achieve that objective."
The NHL announced Thursday that the entire preseason schedule has been canceled after locking the players out on Sept. 16.
With the players locked out, players have looked elsewhere to play the game they love. Buffalo's Christian Ehrhoff signed to play in Germany and superstar Alex Ovechkin is currently playing in the KHL. However, the NHL is where these players belong and hopefully, for fans, players and the league, a deal can get done soon.
The NHL regular season is set to begin on Oct. 11.
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