At the general manager meetings on Wednesday, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told the collection of GMs that the NHL salary cap for next season is projected to be between $84 million and $88.2 million.
This would be an increase of between $2.5-6.7M from the current $81.5M ceiling.
An increase of that size would greatly help the Blackhawks as they look to tweak their roster and retain players who are headed for free agency. That list included the goaltending position, where Corey Crawford is set to become an UFA this summer, and RFA forwards Dominik Kubalik and Dylan Strome.
According to CapFriendly, the Blackhawks currently have $71,646,795 committed to 15 players on their NHL roster for the 2020-21 season.