The NHL’s CBA runs out on Saturday night, at which time Gary Bettman has said the players will be locked out.
No meetings are planned this week between the owners and the NHLPA, but around 300 players are expected to meet Wednesday and Thursday in New York City, while the NHL Board of Governors will meet on Thursday.
The Canucks will be represented by Cory Schneider and Manny Malhotra at the meetings. They appear to be the only Canucks who will be at those meetings.
Meanwhile, Henrik Sedin spoke after Tuesday’s practice. The Canucks captain touched on CBA issues, and the Luongo trade situation.
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Tuesday’s skate also saw the return of Mason Raymond, who joined the Canucks group for the first time this offseason.
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Cory Schneider and Eddie Lack were the goalies. The rest of the crew was on the ice save for Dan Hamhuis, who skated on the Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre main sheet on his own with a power skating instructor.
Daniel spoke to the media Monday following his first practice; he touched on his concussion and the looming work stoppage.
Cory Schneider also caught up with reporters on Monday after hitting the ice.
Schneider along with Manny Malhotra will be flying to New York later this week to join in on NHLPA meetings set for Wednesday and Thursday. No CBA talks with the NHL are scheduled.