by pcoffey on 03/04/14 at 11:59 AM ET
Update: With Pierre LeBrun reporting the Wild have acquired Ilya Bryzgalov from the Oilers, talk of Brodeur having already been traded to Minnesota appears to be untrue.
This from the New York Daily News -- which, to be fair, doesn't do a great job covering the Devils.
"With Wednesday’s NHL trading deadline looming, a source told the Daily News the Devils and Minnesota have agreed upon a deal that would send the lifelong Devil and future Hall of Famer to the Wild. The deal is pending the approval of Brodeur, who has a no-trade clause in his contract, and, according to the source, wanted one last home game with the Devils."
That would mean Tuesday night's game against the Red Wings at Prudential Center could very well be the end of an era for both the team and its franchise player.
Brodeur told Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record, nothing has changed in his situation.
Brodeur said “everything is the same” with his situation as far him possibly being traded and does not believe that his start Tuesday in what is perhaps the Devils’ biggest game of the season so far has anything to do with the trade deadline.
“It’s a hockey decision at the end of the day,” he said. “Regardless of if I’m going to go somewhere or stay here, that’s the business part of the game. So, I’m kind of happy to get back in the net. It’s been a while that I didn’t play at the Prudential Center, so it’s going to be nice for that.”
Brodeur’s hasn’t played at The Rock since a 3-2 overtime loss to Philadelphia on Jan. 7. His start Saturday against the Islanders – he made 18 saves in a 6-1 victory – was his appearance of any kind since Jan. 26.
Cory Schneider has started eight of the last nine games, including a 4-2 loss to San Jose Sunday.
“It’s kind of nice,” Brodeur said of starting for the second time in three games. “I got a little ice time the other day and I did what I needed to do to win the hockey game. I’m sure it will be a little different battle tomorrow.”
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