Devils’ free agents: Who will stay and who will leave?
The Devils are entering an offseason of uncertainty.
With so many unrestricted free agents, it will be difficult to find the money and cap space to keep key players like Patrik Elias and David Clarkson.
Here are the Devils’ potential free agents:
Player Status What happens?
Patrik Elias UFA All-time leading scorer will likely stay
David Clarkson UFA He’s probably leaving, maybe to Toronto
Dainius Zubrus UFA Devils need him, but is he too expensive?
Marek Zidlicky UFA They have no one else like him, but he’s mistake-prone
Steve Sullivan UFA Almost 39, his return to Devils didn’t work out
Alexei Ponikarovsky UFA Solid player, but he will be looking to move on
Peter Harrold UFA Would he agree to a two-way contract?
Tom Kostopoulos UFA Unlikely to be back. Younger player will push him out