NHL commissioner Gary Bettman pushed back on the idea that owners have asked players to renegotiate the CBA that was signed five months ago, saying it is "unfortunate and inaccurate" how conversations with the NHL Players' Association have been portrayed in the media.

Speaking at the Sports Business Journal's "Dealmakers in Sport" panel on Wednesday, Bettman said: "We've been absolutely unequivocal with the players that we are not trying to renegotiate."