"I've come to the conclusion that I'm definitely going to be available July 1 (when he becomes an unrestricted free agent),'' Brodeur told ESPN.com. "I want to play one more season, and I want to see what's out there."
Brodeur, who turned 42 on May 6, split time with Cory Schneider this season.
"I've had a lot of good conversations with the Devils, but I'm not inclined at going back at this point," Brodeur told Pierre LeBrun. "I just feel that with [Schneider] the organization has to move on. Me being around might be tough a little bit for them. I don't completely put [returning to New Jersey] out of the question, but I don't want to mess up the cards for the Devils."
Schneider on Friday said he has had talks with the Devils about a new contract but first wants to be assured he will be the No. 1 goalie, according to The Star-Ledger. He has one season left on his contract and can become an unrestricted free agent after 2014-15.
"It's a discussion about if they want me to be the guy going forward," Schneider told the newspaper. "We have to figure out that part of it."
Brodeur signed a two-year contract with New Jersey in 2012 after briefly testing free agency. He was 19-14-6 this season with a 2.51 goals-against average and .901 save percentage. His 688 regular-season victories and 124 shutouts are NHL records.
"I feel the year I had last season I can still play at a high level. I think I can help certain teams," he told LeBrun. "I look at what happened in the [Stanley Cup Playoffs] with certain goalies and certain teams, I wish I could have been there for them. …
"I've got to see what the opportunities are. I'm not going to go somewhere where I don't feel comfortable," Brodeur added. "If I go somewhere as a No. 2 goalie, it's going to be a team that has a really good chance to win a Stanley Cup. If I go for a No. 1 job, it's going to depend on the situation."
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