NHL, NHLPA to meet Monday ... but it's not lockout related

The NHL and NHLPA will meet on Monday, but the two sides won't be working on ending the lockout.

According to David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail, the meeting was previously scheduled to approve the hockey-related revenue numbers from the past season. The NHLPA said that they'd like to reopen negotiations with the league over the new CBA, but the NHL refused to commit to anything, according to the Globe.

"I guess we'll have to see on Monday," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Saturday in an e-mail message about the chance of negotiations starting up again after talks broke off 10 days ago.

Neither NHL commissioner Gary Bettman nor NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr, will be in attendance on Monday in Toronto, which makes it unlikely that any substantive talks will take place regarding a new collective bargaining agreement. The sides broke off CBA talks on Sept. 12, three days before the lockout began at midnight last Saturday.

In the meantime, several NHL players have bolted to join European clubs and preseason games have been cancelled through the end of September. The Flyers were supposed to begin training camp over the weekend at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, but instead the facility was only filled with the sounds of youth and rec league hockey.

The Adirondack Phantoms, displaced from the Glens Falls Civic Center by a Disney On Ice performance beginning October 4, will instead hold most of their camp in Voorhees to replace what would have been Flyers' camp. Brayden Schenn and Sean Couturier are among the Flyers' roster players who will join the Phantoms for camp.

BSH's Travis Hughes contributed to this report.

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