With NHL participation at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang still up in the air, a meeting involving the likes of IOC president Thomas Bach, IIHF president Rene Fasel as well as NHL and NHLPA executives Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr is planned for Friday in New York. 

TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie reports that the meeting is likely a chance for the two sides to to meet face-to-face and explain their current position:

More to follow.