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Report: NHL working on new CBA with referees

Ottawa Senators v New York Islanders

UNIONDALE, NY - APRIL 08: Referee Tom Chmielewski #43 works his first NHL game between the New York Islanders and the Ottawa Senators at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 8, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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Right when you thought it was safe to escape labor stories in the NHL, there’s some news on that front - just not with the players.

Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports the NHL and the league’s referees will meet in Toronto on Tuesday to try and and get a new Collective Bargaining Agreement set before the season.

The two sides last came to an agreement back in 2010 and came away with a four-year deal, as The Sporting News recalled. Is it possible things could get anxious and we run into a situation like the NFL had with their officials a couple years ago? It doesn’t look that way.

Back in 2010 the officials worked through the preseason before reaching an agreement before the season started.

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