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Rolston Was Hoping For A New Start

from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,

Feeling unwanted and like “a sacrificial lamb”, yet still undeterred, Brian Rolston is ready to return to the Devils and do whatever is asked of him.

Rolston, 37, does not hide the was hoping to be claimed off re-entry waivers by another team, but knows his contract, which has an additional season left on it after this season – actual salary of $5 million and cap hit of $5,062,500 – was too big an obstacle, even at half price.

“It’s disappointing I didn’t get picked up for sure,” Rolston told me. “The fact of the matter is my second year was the sticking point at $2.5 (million). You saw in free agency this summer that teams aren’t really willing. I think they ask about the money before they ask about who the player is. It’s the economic times. It’s disappointing for sure. I was hoping to get a new start somewhere, but I’m just going to continue on here.

“I’m in no different position than I was at the beginning. I’m not sure if this is all necessary, but it’s the business.”


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