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Devils' Brodeur plans 'to see what's out there': report

Friday, 06.06.2014 / 8:59 PM / News

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Devils' Brodeur plans 'to see what's out there': report
Martin Brodeur, the winningest goaltender in NHL history, said Friday he wants to play one more season and it is not likely to be with the New Jersey Devils.

Martin Brodeur, the winningest goaltender in NHL history, said Friday he wants to play one more season and it is not likely to be with the New Jersey Devils.

"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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