The Devils will not bring forwards Steve Sullivan or Matt D'Agostini back next season, general manager Lou Lamoriello told The Star-Ledger. Sullivan, 38, was re-acquired in a deadline day trade with the Phoenix Coyotes. He is an unrestricted free agent. "I don't think we'll be bringing Steve back simply because where he is at in his career," Lamoriello said. "And where our young players are at." D'Agostini, 26, was obtained on Mar. 22 in a trade with the St. Louis Blues. He is a restricted free agent who earned $1.8 million this season and would have to be qualified by July 2. "Qualifying him at the salary he is at is going to be very difficult," Lamoriello said. "I'm just being honest." Sullivan scored two goals (with three assists) in nine games. D'Agostini, who ended the season out of the lineup with a sprained wrist, played 13 games and had two goals with two assists. Lamoriello said there is a chance Cam Janssen (unrestricted) could return to the organization. "I think it has to be a mutual thing if Cam wants to come back. We haven't had any discussions yet," Lamoriello said. "That will happen shortly." Although the Devils seem to have a surplus of defensemen, Lamoriello said unrestricted free agent Peter Harrold still figures in the club's plans. "No question we'd like to have Peter back," the GM noted. Lamoriello said he plans to have talks with UFA defenseman Matt Corrente, who has battled injuries in recent seasons, as well as goalie Jeff Frazee. Frazee, who made his NHL debut this season, has received an offer from Allsvenskan in play in Sweden next season but is leaving his options open.
Devils won't bring Steve Sullivan, Matt D'Agostini back
Newark Star-Ledger | May 31