Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello isn't sitting idle while marquee
free agent Zach Parise takes his time to decide.
The Devils announced they signed veteran defenseman Bryce Salvador to
a three-year deal; the contract is worth $9.5 million, a source
confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com.
The 36-year-old Salvador had plenty of interest from around the league
following a tremendous post-season during which he recorded 14 points
(four goals, 10 assists), but his priority was always to return to the
Devils. Salvador, who missed the entire 2010-11 season with a cochlear
concussion, earned a pay raise with his strong playoff production. His
average annual value is now $3.16 million per year, up from the $2.9
made annually from the four-year deal he inked back in 2008.