New Jersey Devils: 5 Potential Jonas Siegenthaler Replacements

The New Jersey Devils announced that Jonas Siegenthaler is going to be out for a while after suffering a broken foot. How can the Devils replace him now?

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#2. Shayne Gostisbehere, Detroit Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings, like the Devils, are vying for a coveted Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference. This might mean that Shayne Gostisbehere is off the table. If he isn't? The Devils should be all in. Gostisbehere is playing on a one-year, $4.125 million contract, meaning he's effectively a rental in the worst case.

Further complicating things is the fact that 'Ghost' has a 10-team no-trade list. If the Devils happen to be on that, all bets are off. Gostisbehere does have a history of playing in the East, though. He spent seven years with the Philadelphia Flyers and joined the Carolina Hurricanes via trade last year.

This year, the 30-year-old finds himself in Detroit. Indeed, Gostisbehere is not the defensive maven that Siegenthaler is, but he could also help the Devils better balance their defensive pairings. For example, Luke Hughes and Colin Miller have worked. Kevin Bahl and John Marino have not. Perhaps an offensive-minded puck-mover will help with Marino's struggles this season, as long as the price isn't too high. Again, it's not clear the Red Wings are willing to sell at this time.