The NHL and NHL Players' Association have completed two days of negotiations in New York and agreed to continue talks next week in Toronto.
Both sides released separate statements after talks ended Friday.
NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly termed the meetings as productive and was pleased with "the level of engagement."
"A number of important issues were raised on both sides of the table, all of which will be discussed more thoroughly as we get deeper into bargaining," Daly said.
NHLPA Executive Director Don Fehr said the union looks forward to resuming talks next week.
"Eight players, along with NHLPA staff, met with three owners and league officials at the NHL's office in New York over the last two days," Fehr said. "A number of items were discussed and, along with the league, we will be looking at these CBA matters in greater detail at upcoming bargaining sessions.”
The two sides have now met three times since opening talks June 29 in a bid to reach a new collective bargaining agreement before the current one expires Sept. 15.