The NHL free agency window opened Friday at 11 a.m. CT, a bit delayed from its usual July 1 date but full of activity nonetheless.
The Blackhawks aren’t expected to bring in many new players during free agency, though there could be the odd spare part or two signed.
General manager Stan Bowman will instead focus on recouping future assets — like prospects and draft picks — for veterans as the Hawks’ unofficial-but-obvious rebuild begins.
The Hawks are in negotiations to re-sign three players from last year’s team: Dominik Kubalik, Dylan Strome and Malcolm Subban.
Also of intrigue will be the landing spots for the ex-Hawks moving on, from Corey Crawford to Drake Caggiula to Slater Koekkoek.
And around the league, some huge names — Alex Pietrangelo, Taylor Hall, Torey Krug, Henrik Lundqvist, Mike Hoffman, Jacob Markstrom, Tyler Toffoli and others — will ink new contracts, likely with new teams.
Track all of the Hawks-related trades, signings and news in this story stream: