New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero remains focused on re-signing restricted free-agent forward Pavel Zacha despite reports that the former first-round pick is leaving for the KHL, according to NHL.com's Mike Morreale.

"His agent told me a couple days ago (that he could sign in the KHL), but I'm hopeful we'll get something done over the next few days entering training camp," Shero said Monday. "I think we're trying to find the right term and based upon his age. He's a real good fit for us as a player. He's a young guy whose game is evolving. ...

"I can't control what he does. If (the KHL) is the route he likes, it's going to be a long road back to the NHL."