Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello said this morning that he expects to finalize the signing of defenseman Johnny Oduya "later today."
That means Oduya will not hit the unrestricted free agent market when it opens for business at noon tomorrow. Oduya is expected to receive between $3 million and $3.5 million per season.
I will post the official numbers when they are released.
Don't expect anyting on Travis Zajac re-signing today, though. The CBA includes a window that prohibits resricted free agents from signing between midnight Monday night and noon Wednesday. They are allowed to negotiate during that time, but can't sign until after noon on Wednesday