NHL Rumors: Devils Won't Extend Veteran Defenseman

According to Pierre LeBrun, New Jersey Devils general manager Tom Fitzgerald informed P.K. Subban that the team will not sign him to a contract extension. 

With this development, it's clear that the Devils will be trying to trade Subban before the deadline passes. The 32-year-old is in the final year of his contract, so he could be a decent rental option for a team looking to add to their defensive group. However, he also has an immensely expensive $9 million cap hit, so the Devils would need to retain half his salary for the chance of any trade coming to fruition.

Subban's days of being a star defenseman are over. There's no denying that. However, he still is a solid option for a team looking for a bottom-pair defenseman. In 53 games this season, he has three goals, 15 assists, and a minus-3 rating. He hasn't been dominating his opponents, but it's apparent that he can still produce a bit from the backend. 

It will be interesting to see if the Devils are able to trade Subban before the deadline passes. If not, his time with the organization will definitely be over once the regular season is complete. 

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