NEW YORK (AP) – The NHL and its players’ union wrapped up 28 hours of talks for the week Friday, and plan to resume discussions Monday in Toronto in the hopes of ending the league’s nine-month lockout.

“We resumed small group meetings with the league this week and spent the better part of four full days discussing a wide range of issues,” players’ association senior director Ted Saskin said in a statement. “Further small group meetings are scheduled starting Monday in Toronto.”

The two sides met two days in Toronto and two in New York, marking the seventh straight week of discussions.

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