Report: NHLPA to make its decision on reopening CBA on Monday

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The NHLPA reportedly plans to utilize a provision in the league’s collective bargaining agreement to delay its decision on reopening the CBA by one day, according to The Athletic’s Katie Strang.

The deadline was originally set for Sunday, Sept. 15.

Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported that by using the provision a decision is not required until the end of day Monday, which opens the door to further negotiation.

The players’ union is exploring whether it should terminate the current CBA effective a year from now. The NHL’s owners had the same option, but opted against it beliving in the health of the league after an extended period of co-operation between the two parties.

The last labour dispute resulted in the 2012-13 lockout.

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