Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur said right now his heart is telling him to come back for another season after this one. The decision, however, will ultimately come down to what the 41-year-old goaltender’s body is telling him.

“My heart is,” Brodeur said today. “My body could be a different story. We’ll see.”

And if Brodeur does play in 2014-15, he acknowledges the Devils might not be the best fit for him with his contract expiring after this season and Cory Schneider in line to be the team’s full-time No. 1 goaltender.

It all depends on how he feels physically, though.

“That’s something that more and more I see, regardless of it’s wherever,” Brodeur said. “Because I’m done after this year with my contract. Depending on what’s going to happen in the next few months, if I feel my body’s (willing), I’ll see what’s best scenario for me if it’s back in New Jersey or somewhere else. That’s something the future will bring. But right now my heart is here to try to finish strong and prove that I can still be a big impact in hockey games.”

Brodeur, who will turn 42 on May 6, has hinted before the possibility of him having to move on if he wants to continue playing beyond this season. By acquiring Schneider last summer from Vancouver, the Devils set up their succession plan for to move on eventually with him as their full-time No. 1 goaltender. Schneider, 27, will be eligible to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2014-15 season and he will want to be a full-time No. 1 somewhere.

And if Schneider is the full-time No. 1, will Brodeur want to stick around as a part-time back-up? Just as important will be wheter the Devils want Brodeur as their backup or want 24-year-old Keith Kinkaid or another goaltender clearly defined in that role behind Schneider.

Brodeur can see the writing on the wall that the No. 1 job will be Schneider’s soon. When Schneider started three consecutive games in October, Brodeur declared he was “in the net to stay.” That turned out not to be the case then, but now Schneider appears to be getting another chance to grab the No. 1 job.

After winning his last two starts, including a 2-1 overtime victory over Florida Saturday, Schneider will start his third in a row tonight in Toronto and start on consecutive nights for only the second time this season. Brodeur said he understood the decision to stick with Schneider again tonight.