The Devils and center Andrei Loktionov have agreed on a new contract, believed to be a one-year deal for the 2013-14 season.

General manager Lou Lamoriello said the Devils did not want to see Loktionov, who would have been a restricted free agent, play in Russia.

"He's not going to Russia. He's staying in New Jersey," Lamoriello said today. "We will be getting (a new deal) done."

Igor Larionov, Loktionov's agent, did not return calls.

The Devils acquired the 23-year-old center for a fifth-round pick in this month's NHL entry draft in a Feb. 6 trade with the Los Angeles Kings. In 28 games he scored 12 points (eight goals, four assists).

"We saw right off the bat that he knows how to play the game. He creates plays," Lamoriello said. "He tailed off at the end, certainly, but there is a lot of upside to him as far as the player he is.