Steve Montador told the Chicago Tribune that another proposal from the players' association is being considered but "nothing is definite."
"In fact, we've always been working on proposals, and that's shown in the multiple offers thus far," he said in an e-mail. "Time is ticking more now than ever but we're not at a point where the season would be cancelled--at least in my opinion. For now, it's a continued reserved optimism." The NHL lockout reached Day 66 on Tuesday and both sides will reportedly get back to the table on Wednesday. The league wants to see everything the players want in writing to proceed with talks.