Last night very well may have been Martin Brodeur’s final appearance in a New Jersey Devils uniform.
Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos reports Brodeur told Devils GM Lou Lamoriello he wants out and the team will try to accommodate him.
According to ESPN.com’s Pierre LeBrun, Brodeur also wants to play again next season which may be the wrench in the works for the Devils as Cory Schneider is very clearly their No. 1 netminder. LeBrun adds that the Devils are OK with keeping Brodeur as well, but they’d like to do best to respect his wishes and move him to a contender.
The issue in moving Brodeur is that the goalie market has changed drastically since yesterday. With Ilya Bryzgalov in Minnesota, Viktor Fasth in Edmonton, and the Roberto Luongo deal to Florida, teams that may have needed goalie help have all found solutions elsewhere.
Aaron Ward, a 16-year NHL veteran that appeared in over 800 career games, has been arrested for assault on a female, per WNCN.
Ward was arrested on Friday in Cary, North Carolina and also charged with interfering with emergency communication, according to the report.
Currently working as an analyst for TSN, Ward spent five years of his career in Carolina, helping the ‘Canes capture the Stanley Cup in 2006.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Defenseman Logan Pyett of the Philadelphia Flyers’ AHL affiliate has been diagnosed with a form of cancer and will be out indefinitely.
The team said Friday the 27-year-old Canadian has a sarcoma in his upper leg. Flyers general manager Ron Hextall says the club offers “heartfelt thoughts and prayers.”
Pyett signed a one-year contract with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms after being at the Flyers’ training camp. He was selected by Detroit in the seventh round of the 2006 NHL entry draft. He signed as a free agent with the New York Rangers in 2012 and spent two seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League.