The holiday season is upon us, but most importantly for hockey fans, it means the NHL’s annual holiday roster freeze is here. On Dec. 19 at 11:59 p.m. ET, the NHL will officially “freeze” rosters until 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 28, marking an eight-day span.
This week-long roster freeze is a system built into the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement.
During the eight-day span, no NHL team can trade or move a player in an agreement that requires waivers. CapFriendly explains it brilliantly on social media:
We will see if a team decides to make a last-minutes roster change, or even a trade.
Let's keep our eyes open today!