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NHL, players seek help from a mediator

In desperate need of finding middle ground in stalled negotiations aimed at forging a new collective bargaining agreement, the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association agreed Monday to include at least one federal mediator at their next bargaining session, possibly as early as Wednesday.

The mediation process is non-binding, meaning the sides are not obligated to follow or accept any recommendations rendered by the mediators.

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