The 36-year-old is expected to field offers as an unrestricted free agent today, although he has expressed the desire to stay in New Jersey.
"Obviously the Devils are at the top of my list, my first choice," he said. "It's been a great fit. It's worked out well. But I understand the whole business and there are things you can't control. That year off (2010-11) I learned not to be concerned about things you can't control. I just take things as they come now."
A year ago, Salvador was sidelined for the entire 2010-11 season with a cochlear (inner-ear) concussion and was unsure if he'd play in the league again.
The veteran blueliner has never been an unrestricted free agent before and is not likely to sign anywhere quickly if he does hit the market at noon Sunday.
When his previous deal expired after the 2007-08 season, Salvador came within hours of hitting the market as an unrestricted free agent before agreeing to a four-year, $11.6 million contract to stick with the Devils.
"It's a completely different scenario than the last time I was a free agent," he said. "(Parise and Brodeur are) such big pieces. If something doesn't happen, it doesn't mean something won't happen (today) or throughout the week.
"If nothing happens with the Devils I'll be talking to other teams, but I'm not going to sign right away anyway. I want to see what ends of up happening. This is a fun time and I know I'll be playing somewhere for a few more seasons."
Devils GM Lou Lamoriello is reportedly interested in keeping Salvador, who played in all 82 regular season games, in which he collected nine assists and recorded four goals and 10 assist for 14 points in 24 playoff games.
"I spoke to Lou and my agent spoke to Lou. There is mutual interest there," Salvador said. "There are other things that need to be taken care of first. I understand that."