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Salvador next Devils captain?

1/17/2013

UPDATE: As confirmed by Tom Gulitti, Bryce Salvador is the new captain of the New Jersey Devils.

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With the regular season set to launch shortly, the New Jersey Devils are expected to name their new captain in the next few days. Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger suggests a veteran defenseman could be considered the frontrunner for the honor.

"I have a sense of who will be the captain," Patrik Elias said. "I would think Sal."

As in Bryce Salvador.

"He’s very well-liked. Probably a couple of guys here don’t like me. You can put that in," Elias -- a former Devils captain -- added while laughing.

Forwards Ilya Kovalchuk and David Clarkson are also considered in the mix for the 'C'.