The NHL and NHL Players’ Association are scheduled to return to the bargaining table on Tuesday morning.
The sides have agreed to pick up a discussion on the definition of hockey-related revenue that started during three days of meetings at the end of last week.
The division of league revenue isn’t expected to be discussed, according to deputy commissioner Bill Daly.
The NHL is believed to be just days away from cancelling its first batch of regular-season games, which are scheduled to start Oct. 11.
Meantime, New Jersey’s senators are urging both sides in the NHL lockout to consider the economic impact on their state if the dispute is not resolved.
Senators Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg sent a letter Monday to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and NHL Players’ Association executive director Donald Fehr urging them to reach a settlement.
The Democrats write that Congress has jurisdiction over interstate commerce, which includes professional sports, and will be keeping a “close eye” on negotiations.
The letter warns that the absence of New Jersey Devils’ games in Newark could mean millions of dollars in lost economic activity and jobs in especially tough economic times. The Devils advanced to the Stanley Cup final last season, creating a financial boost to the city just five months ago.
The lockout comes on the heels of the NBA’s Nets moving from Newark to Brooklyn, N.Y.