Devils have no need for cap space this year and how much is Hejduk going to help? Just go sign Sykora instead if you're going that route it's probably not much of a dropoff
Its possible Hejduk could help a bit. He dropped off a bit last season, but Colorado has not been good in a while and he was a very steady performer for years prior and is reliable in the way of health. Sykora was definitely a contributor last regular season but the last two playoffs he's been in (Pittsburgh and us last year) he was benched when it mattered most. I like Sykora and Im glad we brought him on board last year, but that ship has sailed. There's no guarantee at all that Sykora would be able to contribute in the playoffs.
I'm not advocating for a trade for Hejduk, but considering the makeup of this team currently and the fact his contract would not matter next year, its not much of a reach. Obviously, it would completely depend on return, but if we could get him for a return like Zidlicky's, thats a deal very much worth considering.