Forward Kyle Palmieri is taking a laidback approach to potentially receiving a contract extension from the New Jersey Devils (Jan. 11).
"I think it might get done before the end of the season and it might not. I'm not too worried about it," Palmieri, 24, told NJ.com on Monday. "I haven't put myself on any kind of a time line as far as that goes. Who knows? It could take until the end of June or July. I don't want to worry myself about it. ... That's basically purely my agent's job. Those kind of distractions aren't something I need. That kind of stuff takes care if itself."
After spending five seasons with the Ducks organization, Palmieri has scored 17 goals and recorded 14 assists through 43 games in his first season with the Devils. He can become a restricted free agent at season's end.
"I love the guys on the team," Palmieri said. "In the locker room it's a fun bunch and so far it's been a great opportunity for me. ... I'm restricted, so it's not like there is anything looming over me or the organization that worries anybody."