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Mark Recchi, Alain Nasreddine out as Devils assistants

Dec 3, 2019; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils interim head coach Alain Nasreddine  speaks to the media prior to the start of a game between the New Jersey Devils and the Vegas Golden Knights at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

The New Jersey Devils relieved Mark Recchi of his duties on Wednesday and opted against renewing the contract of fellow assistant coach Alain Nasreddine.

The moves come less than one week after the Devils (27-46-9, 63 points) missed the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season.

Recchi, 54, joined the Devils after Lindy Ruff was named the team’s head coach two years ago. Recchi won three Stanley Cups during his 22-year NHL career before being elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2017.

Nasreddine, 46, was named an assistant coach by the Devils in 2015. He was elevated to interim head coach of the team in 2019-20 after John Hynes was fired.

–Field Level Media