DAY: 8.

NEXT NEGOTIATIONS: Monday in Toronto.

TALKS RESUME … SORT OF: The NHL and the players’ association will meet Monday, but a new collective bargaining agreement isn’t on the agenda. Instead, the sides will discuss the accounting for last season’s hockey-related revenue when they talk for the first time formally since Sept. 12. The work stoppage has already caused a delay in the start of training camps and prompted the cancellation of September’s preseason games.

ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds became the focus of attention a day after a banana was thrown from the stands in his direction during a shootout in a game against Detroit in London, Ontario. Simmonds, who is black, issued a statement calling it “unfortunate,” and added that he is “above this sort of stuff.” London Mayor Joe Fontana apologized to Simmonds and the Flyers on behalf of his city. Christopher Moorhouse admitted to throwing the banana, but said he was unaware that the action could be viewed as hateful. In January, the 26-year-old was fined $200 after being charged with provincial trespassing.


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