Defenseman Niclas Havelid has reportedly signed to play next season for Linkoping in the Swedish Elite League.
Havelid, 36, had no goals, four assists and a minus-2 defensive rating in 15 regular season games with the Devils after being acquired from Atlanta on March 2 for rookie defenseman Anssi Salmela. He had one assist and a even defensive rating in seven playoff games.
His NHL contract was scheduled to expire on June 30.
I've been trying to reach Havelid and his agent for the last week and a half. I was told he was going to call me back this afternoon and he never did.
I'll try again Friday, but this really is no surprise.