NEW YORK — The second day of the NHL lockout brought no changes from either side Monday, and talks between the league and the NHLPA remain unscheduled.
The NHL locked the players out over the weekend after the collective bargaining agreement expired at 11:59 p.m. Saturday. It’s the NHL’s fourth work stoppage in the last 20 years.
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly and NHLPA special counsel Steve Fehr have spoken informally since the lockout began, and may do so again on Tuesday. But nothing official will resume until at least Wednesday between commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr.
The two sides haven’t met for face-to-face talks since last Wednesday.
Over the weekend, the league issued a statement to fans on its website that it was ‘‘committed to negotiating around the clock to reach a new CBA that is fair to the players and to the 30 NHL teams.’’
The league could start to announce this week the cancellation of preseason games and there’s little chance training camps will open on time. The regular season is scheduled to begin Oct. 11, but that obviously is in peril.
‘‘This is a time of year for all attention to be focused on the ice, not on a meeting room,’’ the league said in its statement. ‘‘The league, the clubs and the players all have a stake in resolving our bargaining issues appropriately and getting the puck dropped as soon as possible. We owe it to each other, to the game and, most of all, to the fans.’’
The Ottawa Senators have already had layoffs and full-time staff have been placed on a reduced work week, according to team president Cyril Leeder.
Leeder wouldn’t say exactly how many people have been laid off, but that ‘‘it was a significant number.’’ The team has 170 full-time employees.
The Minnesota Wild are offering season ticket-holders 10 percent interest in return if they keep their accounts paid in full during the NHL lockout and don’t request a refund.
The Wild announced Monday they'll credit those season ticket-holders for any canceled games, plus 10 percent interest on the dollar value of tickets for the lost games. That can be applied toward future games or subsequent season renewals. Credit will be issued when a new CBA is reached.
The work stoppage is poor timing for the Wild as much as any other NHL team. They've reported the equivalent of about 4,000 new season tickets sold since stars Zach Parise and Ryan Suter were signed July 4.