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Petr Sykora hopes to re-sign with New Jersey

Jun 14, 2012, 8:06 AM EDT

Petr Sykora AP

After a successful comeback season, Petr Sykora wants to stay in the NHL. He had to fight for a roster spot in the Devils’ 2011 training camp, but he might not have quite as hard a time getting a contract this summer.

“You never know what’s going to happen, but I think I had a good enough season to come back here next year,” said Sykora. “I’m going to do my best. I felt that I did my best during the regular season. I don’t know. Twenty goals, Stanley Cup Finals, I hope it’s going to work out.”

Sykora understands that with the CBA set to expire on Sept. 15, GMs will have quite a few unanswered questions when the free agent market opens on July 1. With that kind of uncertainty, it might take longer than it otherwise would have for Sykora to get a contract. All the same, he’s willing to be patient.

His top priority is to play in the NHL, but if he had a choice, he’d like to stay in New Jersey.

“I love playing here, I love the area, I love New Jersey, so, for sure, my priority is to play in New Jersey, but in this business, you just never know,” Sykora said.

  1. flyerscup2010 - Jun 14, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    he’s lying, nobody loves new jersey

    • cerealrapist - Jun 14, 2012 at 4:00 PM

      The only good thing about Philly is that it’s got bridges to Jersey!

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