The NHL labor negotiations ended on Friday evening with no talks scheduled at the moment. But that doesn't mean they won't pick back up again before the weekend comes to a close.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said it's up to the players when the talks continue, and that the league is ready and willing to meet through the weekend.
"Whatever it takes," Bettman said.
Union leader Donald Fehr was as tight-lipped as he's been throughout the week and said the NHLPA had some things to consider.
The union is having a conference call Friday evening.
While the two sides haven't been willing to get into the subject of the talks or the state of them, multiple reports came out in the wake of Friday's meetings from ESPN's Pierre LeBrun and the Star Tribune's Michael Russo that not much progress was made.
Friday's talks were broken up into multiple segments and were expected to continue covering the "make-whole" provision the league presented to the players last month. It was the fourth consecutive day of negotiations.