Meanwhile, the Devils are believed to be interested in bringing back defenseman Johnny Oduya, if the Winnipeg Jets fail to reach the post-season.
However, Minnesota Wild veteran blueliner Marek Zidlicky has reportedly agreed to waive his no-trade clause to potentially be moved to NJ, despite the fact that no deal has been settled at the moment.
Given what's left of Zidlicky's $4 million cap hit, his salary might not fit under the Devils' budget.
If the Devils can't take on much salary, they may well view this as the season to not trade their first-round pick and forfeit it as part of the penalty for bypassing the CBA in the Kovalchuk signing.
They must surrender their first-round pick either this June or next.
The Devils currently sit in sixth place of the Eastern Conference with a 32-20-4 record.
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