Games lost: 5, total 168.
Games canceled: 52.
Negotiating session: No.
Next negotiating session: This week, no details.
Are teams pulling the hidden-money trick on players? The league says no and the union says yes.
Accounting techniques have emerged as the latest flashpoint in the lockout, which reached its 30th day.
"To be candid, we are skeptical of the quality of the information you might provide," union head Bob Goodenow wrote to the league in requesting financial data dating to 1989-90. "Our evidence suggests that there is every reason to question data regarding the finances of the league or its clubs."
Stars take ice
Players were greeted by 2,400 fans in a charity exhibition game in Sarnia, Ontario. Dino Ciccarelli and Shawn Burr of the Detroit Red Wings organized the event.
Players at work
Quebec Nordiques rookie Peter Forsberg scored the first goal for his old Swedish club during the lockout, leading MoDo to a 7-4 win.
Peter Popovic (Montreal), Nicklas Lidstrom (Detroit) and Patrik Juhlin (Philadelphia) played their second game and helped Vasteras to a 6-0 win over Malmo.
Jari Kurri (Los Angeles) scored the second goal as Jokerit of Helsinki downed TuTo of Turku 3-1.
_ TIMES WIRES