Brodeur unlikely to join Devils management

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The hiring of Ray Shero as general manager of the New Jersey Devils most likely means Martin Brodeur will not be returning to the organization where he spent most of his playing career.

“Especially with the change (the Devils) made, I think it’s a great opportunity for me to take a step back and go somewhere – or stay somewhere – that I’ll be able to learn and do things I want to do and try to learn as much as possible and who knows what the future,” Brodeur told northjersey.com. “But, it’s less and less likely it’s going to happen in New Jersey for a few years, that’s for sure.”

Brodeur, of course, does not have the same relationship with Shero as he does with former Devils GM Lou Lamoriello. Though Lamoriello remains with the club as its president of hockey ops, the situation there has changed.

It’s expected Brodeur will remain with the St. Louis Blues in some sort of managerial capacity.

Related: Brodeur announces retirement, leaves ‘the game with a big smile on my face’