Parise decision expected Monday

The Devils are still in the mix for Zach Parise, but they won't know until Monday if they will be able snatch him up out of what has been one of the most anticipated free-agent sweepstakes in NHL history.

New Jersey remains on Parise's short list of teams he's considering after the first day of free agency, a person familiar with the process told ESPNNewYork.com, but the 27-year-old will be taking Sunday night to collect his thoughts and consider his options before deciding.

And although many have speculated that Parise may be itching to play with fellow free agent and friend Ryan Suter, the most coveted defenseman on the market, an additional source told ESPNNewYork.com not to assume that their decisions will be linked. Suter will also wait until Monday to make his call.

ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun has the full story here.