UPDATE: Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is expected to be one of the players involved in the meeting.
On Sunday, the NHLPA released the following statement:
Don Fehr, NHLPA Executive Director issued the following statement this evening regarding a meeting between Owners and Players later this week:
“The NHLPA has agreed to a meeting on Tuesday in New York that should facilitate dialogue between Players and Owners. Neither the Commissioner nor I will be present, although each side will have a limited number of staff or counsel present.
There will be Owners attending this meeting who have not previously done so, which is encouraging and which we welcome. We hope that this meeting will be constructive and lead to a dialogue that will help us find a way to reach an agreement.”
The six NHL representatives expected at the meeting will be Boston’s Jeremy Jacobs, Calgary’s Murray Edwards, Pittsburgh’s Ron Burkle, Toronto’s Larry Tannenbaum, Winnipeg’s Mark Chipman and Tampa Bay’s Jeffrey Vinik.