A daily look at the NHL lockout

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DATE: Sunday, Nov. 11.

DAY: 57.

LAST NEGOTIATIONS: Sunday, Nov. 11, in New York


GAMES LOST: 327 (all games through Nov. 30, plus New Year's Day Winter Classic).

BACK TOGETHER: After a one-day break, following four straight days of talks, the sides returned to the bargaining table to discuss player-contract issues, but the discussions lasted only about 90 minutes and no tangible progress was made. The sides will be in contact on Monday, when negotiators from both sides are in Toronto for Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, but no new plans to meet were made on Sunday.

WHAT WE MISSED: Four games were lost on the Sunday schedule, including the return to New Jersey of new Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise. The former Devils captain left the team after last season's trip to the Stanley Cup finals to return home to Minnesota, lured by a 13-year deal worth $98 million. Parise, the No. 17 pick in the 2003 draft by the Devils, spent his first seven NHL seasons with New Jersey. He posted 194 goals and 410 points in 502 games with the Devils. He spent his first pro season (2004-05) in the American Hockey League, because that entire NHL season was canceled because of a lockout.

ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: The St. Louis Blues added one of new coach Ken Hitchcock's favorites from his former team by acquiring defenseman Kris Russell from the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Blues sent defenseman Nikita Nikitin to Columbus in the deal. Hitchcock took over as coach of the Blues after Davis Payne was fired on Nov. 6.