NHL dispute goes on

The NHL have cancelled all matches until December 30 as the ongoing dispute with players rumbles on.

A new Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NHL Players' Association and the NHL has still not been agreed, extending the league lockout yet further.

The 2013 All-Star game in January has already been cancelled because of the row.

A total of 526 regular-season games, equating to 42.8 per cent of the season, have now been cancelled.

But NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly claimed the NHL and the Players' Association are working at getting back to the bargaining table.

The two sides have not met since three days of negotiations last week ended on Thursday without agreement.

"Trying to set up something for this week, but nothing finalised yet," Daly said on the NHL official website.

The sides met for nearly 20 hours over Tuesday and Wednesday last week in New York.