Veteran defenseman Kyle Quincey knows that this time of year can be difficult on many players, but he's doing his best to focus on playing, now that's he's back from injury.
Quincey, 31, is on a one-year, $1.25 million contract and can become an unrestricted free agent July 1.
With the trade deadline one week away, he understands there's a possibility he could be moved to a playoff contender.
"I've been through it before," Quincey told the North Jersey Record. "Every single guy is playing for something so it's really no different."
In 52 games with the Devils so far this season, Quincey has registered four goals and eight assists for 12 points.
Quincey and winger P.A. Parenteau are expected to be dealt by March 1's 3pm trade deadline, but until a move is made, Quincey's focused on being a part of the Devils.
"It's not just me that's on eggshells," he said. "It's the wife and the kids and the dog. You've got to uproot your life. But I'm definitely not thinking about it. The only focus is getting some wins because we're definitely not out of it."