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Report: Martin Brodeur not returning to Blues’ front office

His contract was up in June.

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Jeremy Rutherford over at The Athletic (subscription required) is reporting that sources have confirmed that Martin Brodeur will not be returning to the Blues. Brodeur was assistant to the GM, assistant general manager, and occasional temporary goalie coach for four years after his retirement from the NHL. Brodeur spent a portion of the start of the 2014-2015 season in net for the Blues when Brian Elliott went down with a knee injury, and did a serviceable job as a temporary fix/future bar trivia answer.

Brodeur’s contract with the Blues was up in June and there was speculation that he would return. However, being an assistant GM is a difficult job, and Brodeur has a young son that he would like to spend some more time with. An opportunity to have a job that is less of a drain on his time would probably something that he is looking forward to having. Will that job be in New Jersey? Who knows.

As of right now, Brodeur’s name is still listed on the Blues’ website as part of the front office staff. Contrary to some reports, it does not appear that he has resigned.