The Devils have two defensemen (Bryce Salvador and Kurtis Foster) that are unrestricted free agents after this year, while Mark Fayne and prospect Matt Taormina are to become restricted free agents.
New Jersey’s defense is currently headlined by 2011 first-round draft pick Adam Larsson. They also have potential key contributors in Anton Volchenkov and Henrik Tallinder, but both have shown that they are injury-prone. Andy Greene also missed significant time this year with a foot injury.
As a whole, the Devils are 15th in the NHL with 2.73 goals surrendered per game and 22nd with a team plus/minus rating of minus-15.
While the Devils are in a playoff position, it can’t hurt to improve the blue line and make them stronger for the postseason.
Here are some defensemen that have been mentioned in trade rumors that could be a good fit for New Jersey.