I don’t exactly know why, but it sounds like the players have been pushing for the federal mediators to return since the owners/players meetings that left Donald Fehr and Gary Bettman out of the room, and they’re getting their wish, according to reports.

My guess is that the players got the owners to budge on a few things they were previously stuck on, and figured that brought them close enough to the point where mediators could close the gap. The meetings take place tomorrow, and miraculously, the location is still unknown.