-Talks between the NHL and NHLPA carried on until early this morning around 1 a.m.
-"He's been very involved in the process throughout. Obviously, he continues to stay involved and engaged. The other players are glad to have him in there." - Craig Adams in Sidney Crosby's (right) involvement with NHL-NHLPA talks.
-"(Burkle) is a great guy and understands what's going on in the business world. And he truly does care about us playing and getting the league back on the ice. It's good to see him involved." - Hurricanes forward and former Penguin Jordan Staal on Penguins owner Ron Burkle's role in these talks.
-The owners raised their offer for the "make-whole" provision to $300 million.
-Owners reportedly want a 10-year collective bargaining agreement with an opt-out after eight years.
-If talks go well, the NHL is hoping to conduct a 50- to 60-game season.
-The league wants to cap contracts at five years with a five percent limit on salary variance from season to season. It did propose allowing a seven-year option for teams re-signing their own players.
-"As long as we’re talking, we’re hopeful." - Maple Leafs minority owner Larry Tannenbaum.
-Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forward Tom Kuhnhackl will be out “a while" due to an upper-body injury.
-John Hynes needs one more win to become the all-time winningest coach in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins history.
-Evgeni Malkin had a goal and three assists for Metallurg Magnitogorsk in a 7-2 win against Dinamo Riga in Russia's KHL.
-Canadiens forward and former Penguin Colby Armstrong has joined the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL, the Flames' affiliate.
-"It is positive that some progress was made, but until you're in the final stages of this thing and things are agreed on by both sides, it's almost foolish to be too optimistic. As a player, it's just foolish to do that to yourself. The way things go, there's good days and bad days. [Tuesday] seemed to be a good day. Hopefully it's not followed by a bad one." - Stars defenseman and former Penguin Alex Goligoski on negotiations.
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