NHL sets free agency date and time


On Friday, the NHL announced that free agency will begin on October 9 at 11 a.m. CT. 

The free agent market usually opens at 11 a.m. CT on July 1, but was pushed back this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The salary cap for the league will remain flat at $81.5 million — where it was for the 2019-20 season — putting teams like the Blackhawks, who have several pending free agents to consider re-signing, in a bind.

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The Hawks pending free agents include Corey Crawford (unrestricted), Dylan Strome (restricted), Dominik Kubalik (restricted), Drake Caggiula (restricted), Slater Koekkoek (restricted) and Malcolm Subban (restricted).

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