Tom Gulitti is reporting that Brendan Shanahan is no longer with the New Jersey Devils.
Shortly after putting Ilkka Pikkarainen on Injured Reserve to cut their roster to the required 23 players, the Devils opened up one additional roster spot today when Shanahan decided he did not want to continue with the team.
It seems, according to Shanny, that he agreed with Lou Lamoriello and Jacques Lemaire that if he didn't like his role on the team, he could back out. And, because the Devils wanted to play their youngsters more often, Shanahan would be relegated to fourth-line duty.
Shanny didn't want that, so he was cut.
There are a few options remaining for the ancient forward.
He could still be traded as of nowùas he is still technically on the rosterùor he can be waived. ...
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