While Bill Daly confirmed to media on Monday that the NHL and NHLPA will be sitting down and talking on both Wednesday and Thursday this week, he noted that the talks, to take place in New York, won't include the subject of splitting revenue.
The NHLs deputy commissioner said that he would like to see how to divvy Hockey Related Revenue (HRR) up put back on the discussion table soon but for these two days of talks they will be concerning themselves with "health and safety, medical care, drug testing, rent and mortgage reimbursements (and) grievances."
The last formal proposal came from the league more than three weeks ago. Donald Fehr and the NHLPA have indicated there was not enough movement in it from the NHL to motivate a counter-proposal while Gary Bettman has said the league awaits a counter-proposal.
To date the exhibition season and first two weeks of the regular season have been cancelled and over 100 players have signed contracts to play in Europe, with most of those players already there playing with their new teams.