NHL lockout 2012: More game cancellations coming Monday, report says

NHL games will reportedly be canceled through Dec. 30. Photo: Christhegirl/Flickr

NEW YORK (AP) - NHL labor talks could be back on as early as this week after negotiations fell apart just a few days ago, but according to a TSN report, more game cancellations are on tap for Monday.

Deputy commissioner Bill Daly tells The Associated Press he has been in contact with the players' association, and the sides are working on returning to the bargaining table.

Daly says in an email on Sunday: "Trying to set up something for this week, but nothing finalized yet."

However, TSN hockey reporter Darren Dreger reported on Twitter Monday morning that the NHL is set to cancel games through Dec. 30.

Talks broke down Thursday night after three straight days of talks at a New York hotel. Moments after players' association executive director Donald Fehr said he believed the sides were closing in on a deal to end the lockout, he was back at the podium to announce the NHL rejected the union's latest offer.

Commissioner Gary Bettman followed him and angrily stated that the sides weren't close and added he didn't know why Fehr thought they were.