Brodeur ready to test market

Martin Brodeur has hired an agent in preparation of free agency. (LUCY NICHOLSON/Reuters file photo)

Martin Brodeur has hired an agent in preparation of free agency. (LUCY NICHOLSON/Reuters file photo)

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, Last Updated: 2:17 PM ET

Martin Brodeur, the longtime New Jersey Devils netminder, could be switching allegiances.

The 40-year-old veteran, who becomes a free agent Sunday, has hired agent Pat Brisson to represent him.

Brodeur, who normally handles negotiations himself, has had limited conversations with the Devils concerning an extension and will entertain offers when free agency opens July 1 if he can't reach a deal with New Jersey.

"He will be testing free agency if a deal is not in place by Sunday," Brisson told TSN Friday.

Brodeur, who has spent his entire 20-year career in New Jersey, was 31-21-4 with a 2.41 goals-against average last season and helped the Devils reach the Stanley Cup final. He owns the NHL goaltending records for wins (656) and shutouts (119).


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