Apr 18, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New Jersey Devils right wing Matt D

New Jersey Devils Not Looking to Re-Sign Matt D'Agostini

St. Louis Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong was a busy man at the NHL’s trade deadline.  One of the deals that Armstrong struck was to move a struggling Matt D’Agostini to the New Jersey Devils for a fourth round draft pick.  In just 13 games played with the New Jersey Devils, D’Agostini netted two goals and two assists along with a -1 rating.

Once upon a time, D’Agostini was expected to be a major producer in the NHL but his lack of effort has shown through over the past couple seasons.  Devils GM Lou Lamoriello has a very busy offseason which includes dealing with RFA Matt D’Agostini.  According to NBC Sports Pro Hockey Talk, “Lamoriello said that D’Agostini isn’t likely to be re-signed…”

So with D’Agostini becoming an available player, it will be interesting to see who, if anyone, pics him up.  In addition to D’Agositing, Lamoriello will have to make decisions on the following players as well:

Patrik Elias
Dainius Zubrus
David Clarkson
Marek Zidlicky
Peter Harrold
Steve Sullivan
Alexei Ponikarovsky
Tom Kostopoulos

Matt D’Agostini
Jacob Josefson
Adam Henrique
Andrei Loktionov

There has been some talk by Blues fans about the possibility of Patrik Elias becoming a Blue to fill the glaring hole up the middle that the Blues have.  While Elias could be a decent fit for the Blues and provide the playmaker that they need, it is very unlikely that is not a Devil next season.

Stay tuned for more offseason coverage.


-Alex Hodschayan


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