NEW YORK (AP) - The NHL put the course of ongoing labor negotiations back in the hands of the players' association, and left union head Donald Fehr with "some things to consider" tonight.
The fourth straight day of negotiations provided few details. The sides broke up in the early evening without knowing if they would reconvene later, during the weekend, or at some other point. The lockout has lasted 55 days and there is still uncertainty whether there will be a hockey season.
If there is no deal soon, the NHL could lose a full season to a lockout for the second time in seven years.