3 Potential Free-Agent Landing Spots for Alex Nedeljkovic

The Pittsburgh Penguins have yet to re-sign goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic, even though he essentially won the starter's job from Tristan Jarry late in the season. If he hits the free-agent market on July 1, there's going to be a ton of interest.

Nedeljkovic posted an 18-7-7 record along with a 2.97 GAA and .902 Sv.%. He was on a one-year deal with the Penguins for $1.5 million against the cap and is expected to sign around the same figure on his next deal. Here's three potential destinations for the 28-year-old netminder:

Los Angeles Kings

The Kings are looking at all their options in net as Cam Talbot is likely hitting the open market. There's a chance the Kings could go searching for a much bigger fish, however if they decide to once again go with a tandem approach, Nedeljkovic could be on their radar. GM Rob Blake has $20.9 million in cap space to work with this summer, and will certainly be looking to upgrade in net as David Rittich is also a pending free agent and not likely to return.

New Jersey Devils

The Devils, like the Kings, would prefer to acquire an elite talent, however it's tough to say how many netminders will be available this summer. New Jersey tried to acquire Juuse Saros and Jacob Markstrom throughout the season but weren't able to finalize either deal. Jake Allen is still under contract and Nedeljkovic could be brought in to compete for the starter's crease.

Winnipeg Jets

Connor Hellebuyck faltered late in the season and into the playoffs and with Laurent Brossoit likely testing free agency to land himself a long-term deal, Nedeljkovic could be the next security blanket the Jets place behind their Vezina candidate. The Jets are only projected to have just over $13 million in cap space and will be trying to find some bargains on the free-agent market. Nedeljkovic fits the bill and it's likely these two connect at some point after July 1.

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