Devils coach Pete DeBoer said last week that he’d welcome Martin Brodeur back next season to share the team's goaltending with Cory Schneider if that occurred.
Brodeur is an unrestricted free agent and it is questionable whether the Devils would want him back.
In a conversation with The Star-Ledger, DeBoer discussed the matter at length.
“Those decisions are made above me, but if Lou (Lamoriello) and Marty decide that it’s best for everybody, absolutely we’d welcome him back,” DeBoer said.
“If those two decide it’s in the best interests of everybody that he comes back, of course we’d welcome him back. I mean, why wouldn’t we? He’s a great teammate, a great pro.”
Brodeur would have to be willing to accept the role as a limited backup and the Devils would have to trust that it wouldn’t have Schneider looking over his shoulder if he had a couple of bad games.
Last season Brodeur played 39 games (all starts) and was 19-14-6 with a 2.51 goals-against average, .902 save percentage