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The NHLPA Gets An Extra Day To Decide On Re-Opening The CBA

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via Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

Ottawa defenceman Dylan DeMelo, the club’s player rep, told this newspaper Saturday he expects a conference call with the rest of the union representatives Sunday because no final decision was going to be made by the negotiation committee until everybody had a chance to speak with their teammates at training camp.

“We definitely have had some chats and the big day is (Sunday),” DeMelo said following the club’s skate. “I’m not going to lean to one side or another, I just know whatever decision we make, we’ll be unified in doing it. That’s probably all I’ve got for you on that.”

DeMelo said the NHLPA reps have held plenty of discussions internally about where the talks are at heading into this deadline. The two sides last met Friday in New York.

“We have (talked) because Sept. 15 is coming up and we all have to be on the same page,” he said. “We’ll have another one (Sunday) and then make our decision. It’s been great conversation and there’s been guys on both ends with the pros and cons of each situation. We’ll have to assess, and whatever we decide we’ll be unified.”

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 09/14/19 at 07:15 PM ET

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