Free agency begins at noon Eastern two days later. And after the league and NHL Players' Association agreed to a collective bargaining agreement extension, there won't be an interview period in the days leading to the start of the free-agent frenzy.
The draft was originally scheduled for Oct. 9-10, with free agency happening either one of those days or nine days after the Stanley Cup Final ended. With the conference final round ongoing, the Stanley Cup could finish in late September or stretch into early October.
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