A daily look at the NHL lockout

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DATE: Sunday, Dec. 9.

DAY: 85.

LAST NEGOTIATIONS: Thursday, Dec. 6 in New York.

NEXT NEGOTIATIONS: None scheduled.

GAMES LOST: 423 (all games through Dec. 14, plus New Year's Day Winter Classic and All-Star weekend).

MEETING SOON?: Representatives from the NHL and the players' associations have been in contact, and deputy commissioner Bill Daly told The Associated Press in an email on Sunday that the sides are working on meeting again soon. "Trying to set up something for this week, but nothing finalized yet," Daly said.

WHAT WE MISSED: Five games were lost on Sunday night, including a Central Division matchup in St. Louis between the Chicago Blackhawks and the host Blues. St. Louis won the division last season with 109 points, eight more than fourth-place Chicago.

ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: The Carolina Hurricanes traded defenseman Tomas Kaberle to the Montreal Canadiens for defenseman Jaroslav Spacek. Carolina had signed Kaberle to a three-year, $12.75 million contract in July hoping a reunion with Paul Maurice — who coached him in Toronto — would help improve the Hurricanes' defense and strengthen their power play. But Kaberle had no goals and nine assists in 29 games with Carolina and was a minus-12. Maurice was fired one week before the trade.