Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/17/12

NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 20: Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils makes a save against the Florida Panthers at the Prudential Center on January 20, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The winningest goaltender in NHL history would like to add to that total for at least one more season.

New Jersey Devils legend Martin Brodeur told the New York Post he sees himself returning for the 2012-13 season - a decision that represents a change of heart for the 39-year-old netminder.

“I feel differently about it now than I did last summer, or at the start of the season,” he told the newspaper. “It’s not 100 percent, but I’m definitely leaning toward coming back next year."

Brodeur's current contract expires at the end of the season, but he says he sees himself remaining in the league on a one-year deal.

A few people I’ve spoken to have told me that if you think you still have that little flame, keep it going, because once it’s out, it’s out," he said.

Brodeur added that his preference is to return to the Devils, but that he would entertain offers from other clubs if New Jersey didn't want him back.

Brodeur is 13-10-1 with a 2.90 goals-against average in 27 games. His 638 career victories and 116 shutouts are the most in league history.
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