A federal mediator bridged the widening gap between the NHL and the NHLPA during 12 hours of talks, without getting the fighting sides in the same room.
The NHL says it has made a new contract offer to the players in an attempt to end the lockout and save the season.
A person familiar with the decision says the NHL has canceled all games through Dec. 30.
NHL labor talks are set to resume after more than two weeks off and a whole lot of canceled games, and that talking is music to the ears of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings.
The NHL and the players’ association are still talking, but have no plans yet to return to the bargaining table.