Following Thursday's meeting, NHL Commissioner told the media he was concerned "that things are not progressing."
"It's clear we are still not speaking the game language," Bettman said.
The NHL is looking to for a 50/50 split of hockey related revenues (HRR), while the NHLPA is willing to gradually get to that point over the span of five-years and have their current contracts guaranteed.
"Today is not a good day," NHLPA Executive Director Donald Fehr said on Thursday. "It should have been.
"I had hoped that the approaches we had taken (Thursday) would put us in range."
Despite the much publicized doom and gloom surrounding the 2012-13 season, both parties communicated Friday, Saturday and today, both via email and over the telephone, one NHL executive confirmed to TFP.
Today, the NHL and NHLPA held a conference call to clarify the definition of HRR. A League source told TFP the NHL had not change definition from the now-former CBA and Tuesday's offer was based on "current HRR definitions and interpretations."
To date, no meetings are scheduled between the two parties, though they are expected to meet in New York as early as Monday afternoon.