Players to decide by Saturday on proposed player-owner meeting Staff with files from Canadian Press

11/30/2012 8:50:54 PM

The NHLPA held a conference call late Friday afternoon to discuss this past week's mediation process and the plan moving forward.

The big topic of discussion for the players was Gary Bettman's offer of an owner-player only meeting.

Bettman proposed Thursday that the leadership from both sides step aside for the next bargaining session, leaving a group of owners and players to try and break the stalemate

The players are expected to make a decision and let the NHL know one way or another no later than Saturday.