Several of you have seen the internet reports that Johnny Oduya has re-signed with the Devils. One out of Sweden said he Oduya re-signed for approximately $3 million per season (after it was converted from the figures that were in Swedish Krona). The other one, from a site which I have no idea if it has any actual sources in the NHL, NHLPA or with the Devils, said it was a four-year deal for $3.6 million per season.
Well, Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello said he was aware of the reports too and did not confirm either.
"No, there is nothing ofificial," he said.
When I asked if "nothing official" meant that the sides had agreed to deal, but it just had not been signed and registered yet or anything like that, he said, "No. There is nothing that has been done."
That said, it is clear that there have been talks between the Devils and Oduya. Lamoriello would not speculate, however, when I asked him whether Oduya would be re-signed before he can become an unrestricted free agent at noon on Wednesday.