Capitals left wing Jason Chimera says the players are willing to negotiate, but are getting stonewalled by the NHL.
For two days, the NHL allowed its owners and general managers to answer players' questions about the league's proposal.
A handful of Capitals have turned to a former professional football player to stay in shape during the NHL's work stoppage.
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom couldn't wear No. 19, so he took the next best thing.