Fehr: NHLPA hasn't discussed extending deadline for CBA decision
Donald Fehr says it's essentially status quo after the NHLPA met Wednesday night in Chicago, and the notion of postponing the union's opt-out deadline hasn't been broached, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun.
The NHLPA's executive director said no decisions were made or were scheduled to be made at the meeting of the group's executive board, according to TSN's Frank Seravalli.
However, Fehr added it was a good conversation and more CBA discussions with the NHL would be upcoming, according to LeBrun.
He added that the two sides are scheduled to resume talks Friday in New York.
Fehr said the players haven't decided whether to opt out of the current CBA and that Sept. 15 is a "soft deadline," according to Postmedia's Michael Traikos.
The NHLPA has until that date to reopen the CBA if it desires. Last week, when the NHL declined to exercise its own right to do so, it was reported that there was a possibility the Sept. 15 deadline could be moved if momentum continued in discussions between the league and the union.
Approximately 50 people - including the executive board and several other players - attended the meeting, according to The Associated Press' Stephen Whyno.
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