The NHLPA moved one step closer toward dissolving the union Friday, voting to authorize the union's executive board the discretion to file a "disclaimer of interest" multiple sources confirmed to ESPN.com.
NHLPA Executive Director Donald Fehr didn't offer any predictions for the latest round of negotiations but said he hopes Tuesday's meeting between the league and union yields more than previous sessions.
After five hours of talks in two sessions Wednesday, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the league has received indication that the NHL Players' Association is putting together a proposal, and the NHL is urging the union to make it.
A lengthy hearing before the Alberta Labour Relations Board about the legality of the NHL lockout ended without a decision Friday night, a spokesperson for the ALRB told ESPNNewYork.com. No decision is expected until early next week.