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NHL labor negotiations to resume Monday

New York, NY (Sports Network) - The NHL and NHLPA will resume negotiations on Monday in an effort to end the lockout that has lasted more than two months.

"We can confirm that we have tentatively agreed to get back together on Monday, either late in the afternoon or early evening," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said. "The meeting was requested by the union and it's their agenda. We will see what they have to tell us."

The sides last met on Nov. 11 for 90 minutes.

Earlier this week, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman suggested to union head Donald Fehr that the sides take a two-week break in talks.

Regular season games have been canceled through Nov. 30, along with the Winter Classic contest that was supposed to be held on New Year's Day in Ann Arbor between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings.

The two sides have been without a CBA since the previous one expired just before midnight on Sept. 15.

11/18 03:50:27 ET