Players join today's CBA mediation session

Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Adrian Aucoin, left, checks New

Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Adrian Aucoin, left, checks New York Rangers center Erik Christensen, right, in the first period. (Dec. 17, 2011) (Credit: AP)

NHLPA lists 13 NHLers in today's kiss-and-make up CBA talks after last week's meltdown in Manhattan:  C. Adams, A. Aucoin (above, left), C. Campoli, M. Darche, S. Doan, R. Hainsey, J. Mayers, A. McDonald, S. Montador, B. Morrison, D. Murray,  D. Winnik

I'm following the reports from afar---well, if you consider Toronto afar---because I'm up north for the Nets-Raptors game tonight, and returning home tomorrow.  Newsday colleague Arthur Staple is more closely monitoring the lockout events today.

I will say this: The sports temperature here in Toronto is fairly low. The Raps are 4-18, and the customs gent at Pearson wondered why I was even here to cover them. He wasn't  too pleased by the Leafs or the lockout either. 

From Twitter, I see that a number of Rangers---current and alum--- will be at the huge Sandy relief concert tonight at MSG. Presumably I'll catch a little on the monitors in the ACC press box

More later...

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