Brendan Witt-Contract extension.
Radek Martinek-Final year of contract
Bruno Gervais-Two years left on contract.
Andy Sutton-Final year of contract.
Mark Streit-Four years left on contract.
Freddy Meyer-Final year left on contract.
Jack Hillen-Pending RFA
Thomas Pock-signed as a restricted free agent 2006, likely pending UFA.
Cannot go into next season with a defense that did not play a single game healthy last season and outside of Streit do not have anyone who is expected to produce.
Considering some of the free agents defenders on the market Garth Snow needs one to put in his top four pairings with Streit and Witt. To say nothing about Mark Katic, Dustin Kohn, Joe Callahan or if the club drafts Victor Hedman.