The NHL and NHLPA will meet in New York City to try and resolve their dispute over players’ rights and how they should be treated by the league.
A league source told ESPN.com that the two sides will discuss the future of the salary cap, which has been in place since 2007.
The cap has increased each season.
The players’ union is in favor of increasing the cap to $75 million from $64 million, which was the league’s original limit.
That would mean the cap would increase from $67.5 million to $69 million, and from $68 million to at least $71 million, the source said.
The NHLPA has long argued that the cap is too high and that the salary for players who are not on the team’s NHL roster should be raised to the cap, or that it should be capped at $75.5M.
The league has said the salary limit should be at least 70 percent of what the average salary for an NHL player is.
The two sides also will have to resolve the issue of how the NHLPA should be compensated for player injuries and other issues.
The union also will be asking the NHL to pay players for their “mental health.”
The league and union will meet on Thursday, and both sides are expected to agree to a new deal in the coming days.