New Jersey Devils backup goaltender Martin Brodeur said he would consider waving his no-trade clause as the possibility of a proposed trade gains momentum.
“It’s within the team’s rights to try and make themselves better,” Brodeur told the Star Ledger. “The fact is, I have the luxury to decide what I want to do. I hope if he (general manager Lou Lamoriello) is able to help the team, he’ll ask, regardless of what it is. It’s definitely something that is possible.”
“I don’t know how I’d feel. I don’t know where I’m at with that,” Brodeur said. “I don’t know what I’d think if it were to happen. I definitely would like to play more, so if there is a chance somewhere…
The Devils other goalie, Cory Schneider, has recently been assuming the No.1 job in the net, making Brodeur something of a luxury. Brodeur is also set to be a free agent following the 2013-14 season.
In order to keep both players, the Devils would have to decide if having a backup goalie with 682 career wins is more important than the help they could get at another position with a trade.