NHL negotiators and the players association met separately Wednesday with federal mediators in suburban New Jersey, holding discussions that didn't appear to have moved the sides any closer to a deal.
Last week talks fell apart.
"There were discussions of the various issues involved and how far apart we are and where we go from here," players association executive director Donald Fehr said. "I can't tell you that any progress was made."
All games through Dec. 30 have been canceled, about 43 percent of the season, along with the New Year's Day Winter Classic and the All-Star game.
No new meetings have been scheduled.
"We did several different caucus meeting rooms, and there's nothing new to report," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said on Day 88 of the lockout.
The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired infielder-outfielder Skip Schumaker from St. Louis for minor league infielder Jake Lemmerman. Schumaker hit .276 with one homer and 28 RBIs in 2012. He'll be paid $1.5 million in 2013. Also, the blockbuster trade that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford from Boston to the Dodgers last August will wrap up with the Red Sox paying $11.7 million to Los Angeles over the next three years.
Deshaun Thomas scored all but one of his 22 points in the first half, and No. 7 Ohio State (7-1) posted an 85-45 victory over visiting Savannah State (5-5).
Abby Wambach scored twice to become only the second American woman to reach 150 international goals, and the Olympic champion United States beat China 4-0 in an exhibition game in Houston. Wambach needs eight goals to tie Mia Hamm.
Kim Clijsters posted a 6-3, 6-3 win over Venus Williams in a ceremonial farewell match before 13,000 fans in Antwerp, Belgium.