- Darren Dreger via twitter: The NHLPA will be presenting a counter offer today. Meetings are scheduled to begin around 1-1:30.
- Allan Walsh via twitter: NBC Sports Network president Jon Miller to Boston Globe: “We never had any indication that this situation with the NHL was going to last until Jan. It was always our understanding that this was going to be a tweak and a fix.”
- Mike Brehm of USA Today: Reports that Ilya Bryzgalov was leaving CSKA because the lockout was ending are not true. His contract remains in place as he visits specialists in North America for an upper-body injury.
“We emphasize that the medical staff CSKA enjoyed the absolute confidence of the reason for the forced departure of goalkeeper is that he has turned to overseas doctors with the same injury before and was a successful therapy,” the team said in a statement, according to Google translate.
“We respect the work of journalists and understand the importance … (for them to be first) but encourage them … (to) rely on facts, not on rumors,” the statement said.