The end is definitely in sight now. Labor negotiations resume today with the heavy lifting reportedly done, and only minor disagreements left to settle. The talks will now include a court appointed mediator that in theory should help keeps things fair and moving along. The current timeline is for the owners to meet on Thursday to ratify a deal, which should mean we're currently on course (barring any setback of course) to having the lockout lifted by Friday.
More details about this week can be read HERE
Hopefully some good news is right around the corner... fingers crossed.