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Devils' Brodeur leaning toward playing next season

Thursday, 03.27.2014 / 1:50 PM / News

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Devils' Brodeur leaning toward playing next season
New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur is leaning toward returning for at least one more season, according to NJ.com. When the 41-year-old goaltender was asked if he had decided to play a 22nd NHL season in 2014-15, Brodeur replied, "I think so."

New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur is leaning toward returning for at least one more season, according to NJ.com.

When the 41-year-old goaltender was asked if he had decided to play a 22nd NHL season in 2014-15, Brodeur replied, "I think so."

However, Brodeur said he wasn't in a hurry to make any decision until the end of the 2013-14 season.

"I'm going to wait it out," he said. "I'm going to take some time in the summer."

Brodeur said his strong recent play has him believing he can help a team. In seven games in March he's 4-3-0 with a 2.46 goals-against average and .913 save percentage. That comes after he played two periods in a 41-day stretch in January and February that included the break for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Brodeur will be an unrestricted free agent this summer and said playing somewhere other than New Jersey for the first time in his career is something he's thought about.

"I talk to [former teammate David Clarkson] a lot about how it is in Toronto," Brodeur said. "I get a lot of information. I have a lot of friends who played somewhere else and I ask questions. I only know one thing. I don't know anything else."

Brodeur said any decision will be based in part on input from his family. His children already have weighed in with their choices.

"My kids want me to play," Brodeur said. "Actually, the twins want me to go to Minnesota, the other wants me to go play for Ottawa."

Brodeur's twin sons, Jeremy and William, are juniors at Shattuck-St. Mary's Prep School in Faribault, Minn., about an hour south of the Twin Cities. His oldest son, Anthony, plays for the Gatineau Olympiques of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, located on the other side of the Ottawa River.

"Anthony goes, 'Dad, you've got to sign with Ottawa because I can stay with you,'" Brodeur said.

Whatever Brodeur decides to do, he'll make the decision on his time.

"I'm not in a big hurry to do anything," he said.

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