The NHL and its players association are set to pick up labor talks Wednesday, the 88th day of the league's lockout.
The two sides are set to meet at an undisclosed location. Three days of talks took place last week in New York but stalled out late Thursday.
The league Monday canceled all games through Dec. 30, resulting in nearly 43 percent of the season now being lost. An 82-game schedule is impossible at this point, and the league realistically won't conduct a 2012-13 season unless it can complete at least half that many games. That would leave about four weeks before the NHL would have to cancel the entire season.Tags: Buffalo, Buffalo Sabres, Hockey, NHL