News: NHLPA Doesn’t File Disclaimer Of Interest

The NHLPA has not filed a disclaimer of interest according to Darren Dreger and Renaud Lavoie.

The deadline, which was created and impose by the NHLPA, was 11:59PM last night.

Bruce Garrioch tweets “If the union does take a second vote on disclaimer it won’t just be for show. They will go ahead. “

Pierre LeBrun says that the players will re-vote and file “soon” if a deal isn’t produced.

LeBrun writes at ESPN.com “In other words, the NHLPA didn’t use its big hammer Wednesday night, in the hope of trying to get past these final few hurdles in a deal, but that gesture of goodwill has a time limit. “

Nick Kypreos tweets that although only minor progress has been made, that progress was enough to bypass filing the disclaimer.

Gary Bettman said last night that the players union had never mentioned disclaiming interest to the NHL.