TORONTO (AP) — NHL collective bargaining talks have been canceled for the day and will resume Thursday.

It's not clear why the meetings have been called off.

The NHL and the NHL Players' Association had been scheduled to return to the table Wednesday afternoon.

The sides are resuming talks this week with competing bids on the table and no clear road forward.

The current collective agreement is set to expire Sept. 15, when the NHL says it will lock out the players if a new deal hasn't been reached.