Talks between owners and players to end the NHL lockout stalled again, quashing optimism that had built during the week that a shortened season could yet be saved.
Hockey players participate in a workout at the Ice Den, on December 3, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Work stoppage, due to NHL lockout, has already forced the cancellation of regular-season games through December 14. That's 422 regular-season games, 34.3 percent of a season that was to have started on October 11.
After marathon meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday had offered a glimmer of hope to NHL fans, the league rejected a proposal by players and talks between the battling sides were suspended indefinitely.
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