NEWARK, N.J. -- Martin Brodeur will give a firm answer about his future to Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello by July 1, the date that the free-agent market opens for business.
"Regardless of what is going to happen, whether it's me being here, or me not playing, or me doing anything else, July 1 is the date because that's when people start shopping," said Brodeur, 40, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent.
Brodeur, though, can think of only three things that can keep him from returning to the Devils next season.
"If I play like three rounds (of golf) at 72, I might not come back," he joked Wednesday during Devils' breakup day at Prudential Center. "Don't worry about that."