NHL free agency

2023 NHL free agency tracker: Latest rumors, news, contracts from Day 1

The NHL's free agent market officially opens at noon ET on Saturday.

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The most exciting part of the NHL offseason has arrived.

Free agency begins Saturday at noon ET, when teams can officially sign players from rival teams to new contracts.

Salary cap space is limited for many teams because the cap rose just $1 million to $83.5 million for the 2023-24 season. As a result, we might see a lot of one-year contracts for players with the hopes of cashing in next summer when the cap is projected to be much higher.

It should still be a busy Day 1, though, as teams look to scoop up the best veterans on the market, including players such as Tyler Bertuzzi, Ryan O'Reilly and Dmitry Orlov.

Keep it right here with our NHL free agency live blog for all of the latest rumors, contract details and more throughout Saturday.

10:31 p.m.: Bottom-six forward Garnet Hathaway will not be returning to the Bruins. He's headed to the Flyers.

4:28 p.m.: Here are some updates from Bruins general manager Don Sweeney's press conference.

4:04 p.m.: The Penguins are bringing back goalie Tristan Jarry on a five-year deal.

3:39 p.m.: Here's an update on Alex Killorn. He's going to the Anaheim Ducks.

3:36 p.m.: The Bruins have signed defensive defenseman Parker Wotherspoon. The Panthers are signing veteran defenseman Dmitry Kulikov.

3:35 p.m.: A couple Western Conference teams are making more moves.

2:45 p.m.: Carolina isn't done yet.

2:25 p.m.: The Stars getting a center of Matt Duchene's caliber is a great pickup. Daniel Sprong is also going to the Red Wings.

2:15 p.m.: The Bruins are adding Kevin Shattenkirk on a one-year, $1 million deal. He is a potential Connor Clifton replacement.

1:25 p.m.: Dmitry Orlov is taking his talents to the Hurricanes.

1:02 p.m.: Milan Lucic is coming back to Boston. Connor Clifton is leaving Boston to go to Buffalo.

12:55 p.m.: The Bruins have made another addition. A couple other deals have been reported, too, including a nice payday for Radko Gudas in Anaheim.

12:47 p.m.: Deals are coming in fast and furious.

12:26 p.m.: Blake Wheeler is headed to New York.

12:15 p.m.: We have updates on Ryan O'Reilly, Connor Brown and more.

12:05 p.m.: Here are the latest updates just a few minutes into free agency.

Noon: NHL free agency is underway.

11:52 a.m.: Alex Killorn is headed to the UFA market.

11:51 a.m.: Blake Wheeler is a name to keep an eye on.

11:38 a.m.: Here are some more updates.

11:24 a.m.: Alex Killorn is one of the top centers who could be available.

11:19 a.m.: A two-time 40-goal scorer could be traded today.

10:55 a.m.: It looks like the Eastern Conference champion Florida Panthers are adding defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson, who was bought out by the Vancouver Canucks last month.

10:20 a.m. ET: Let's start off with a roundup of news items and rumors from Friday night and early Saturday morning.

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