The NHL and NHL Players' Association will be back at the bargaining table Wednesday, six days after talks broke off in an ugly way. A mediator will be in the room with the two sides, something that didn't work in previous lockout talks. When the sun comes up Wednesday morning, the lockout will be entering day 88.
On Monday the NHL cancelled all games through December 30. About 43 percent of the season has been wiped out.
Tuesday was Gary Bettman's 20th anniversary as NHL commissioner.