Devils Free Agency: Johan Hedberg Is Back With New Jersey

After signing one goaltender - albeit a little bigger of a name - to a two-year contract this morning, the New Jersey Devils locked up another for the same length.

Johan Hedberg is back in the fold after agreeing to a two-year, $2.8 million contract on Monday morning that includes a full no-trade clause, according to ESPN's Katie Strang. Of course the other goalie signed this morning by New Jersey was the legendary Martin Brodeur, for two years and $9 million.

Hedberg isn't a huge name, but he's easily one of the best backups in the NHL. Even at the age of 39, Hedberg posted stellar numbers in limited time last year. In 27 games (23 starts), he went 17-7-2 with a .918 save percentage and a 2.22 goals against average.

The Devils just went from being completely unsettled in net to absolutely set within a matter of hours. The long-term solutions certainly haven't been figured out yet, but New Jersey is solid as a rock for 2012-13 between the pipes.

For more on the Devils, please be sure to check out our blog In Lou We Trust and SB Nation New York for all the latest news and updates.

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