All was quiet on the NHL labor front Wednesday, marking the 13th consecutive day representatives of the league and the players' association did not meet.
Donald Fehr, executive director of the NHL Players' Association, complained about the league's lack of negotiating in the latest letter he sent to the players.
"At every opportunity we have continued to state that we are ready to meet and willing to discuss all open issues, including the owners' last offer," Fehr wrote. "Nonetheless, to date, their group has declined to commit to a meeting unless it can dictate what the agenda is."
Bill Daly, the NHL's deputy commissioner, did not respond to an e-mail Wednesday asking him to respond to Fehr.
In recent days, Daly and Steve Fehr, Donald's brother and the NHLPA's special counsel, have spoken over the phone about numerous issues, but the conversation has not led to any face-to-face meetings.
ESPN has reported that the league will cancel the Jan. 1 Winter Classic on Thursday, though NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has said a decision could be delayed until mid-November.
The league estimates it has lost $720 million because games have been canceled through Nov. 30. Twenty-two of the Flyers' 82 games have been canceled.
The lockout, imposed by the owners, reached its 46th day on Wednesday.