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NHLPA's Fehr has little to say before heading into meeting with Bettman

NEW YORK -- NHLPA executive director Don Fehr met with the media for a few moments this afternoon before heading off for negotiations with NHL representatives including commissoner Gary Bettman.

Fehr had little to say, however, he was hopeful that today’s session was the first of many that would eventually lead to an agreement.

NHLPA Executive Director Donald Fehr  stands in front of players, left to right, Detroit Red Wings' Daniel Cleary, Edmonton Oilers' Shawn Horcoff, Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby, Carolina Hurricanes' Eric Staal and Phoenix Coyotes' Shane Doan at a news conference following collective bargaining talks in Toronto on Thursday, October 18, 2012.

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NHLPA Executive Director Donald Fehr stands in front of players, left to right, Detroit Red Wings' Daniel Cleary, Edmonton Oilers' Shawn Horcoff, Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby, Carolina Hurricanes' Eric Staal and Phoenix Coyotes' Shane Doan at a news conference following collective bargaining talks in Toronto on Thursday, October 18, 2012.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman (left) arrives with deputy commissioner Bill Daly at collective bargaining talks in Toronto in October.

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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman (left) arrives with deputy commissioner Bill Daly at collective bargaining talks in Toronto in October.

He would not discuss specifics of what he expected to be discussed today.

Fehr would also not commit to meeting with the media following today’s session but did leave the door open.

The NHLPA and NHL are scheduled to meet at 1 p.m. (CST) at an undisclosed New York location.

Winnipeg Jets’ defenceman Ron Hainsey and Pittsburgh Penguins’ centre Sidney Crosby are among 13 players in New York for today’s meeting.

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