N-H-L bargaining talks are scheduled to resume on Friday.
Deputy commissioner Bill Daly and N-H-L Players Association special counsel, Steve Fehr, made the announcement after they met today in Toronto.
It will be the first formal bargaining session since September 12th.
The NHL is currently engaged in its fourth work stoppage in the last 20 years.
Since the lockout started a midnight on Sept. 15, a handful of players have expressed concern that it could last the entire season, with Detroit Red Wings forward Danny Cleary telling reporters Monday that he was “just trying to be realistic.”
It took three months for the NHL and NHLPA to resume bargaining after the lockout began in 2004.
That season was ultimately wiped out by the labour dispute.