With the start of free agency less than one month away, NHL teams are currently assessing their roster's needs and which free agents they will target to address those weaknesses.
With just a few elite free agents likely to hit the market this summer, we could see several teams chase just two or three marquee stars. This will make the first week or so of free agency very interesting.
Let's look at some updates on the free-agent status of the top-tier players available this summer.
Note: Big-time free agents with no recent updates were omitted from this list.