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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2017, file photo, then-Dallas Stars head coach Lindy Ruff watches play against the Minnesota Wild in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas. A person with knowledge of the talks tells The Associated Press that the New Jersey Devils are hiring veteran coach Lindy Ruff to take over one of the NHL’s youngest teams and removing the interim tag off Tom Fitzgerald’s title as general manager.  (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Ruff hired as NJ Devils coach, Fitzgerald stays on as GM

Jul. 9, 2020 3:19 PM EDT

Lindy Ruff impressed the New Jersey Devils with his experience from decades of coaching. Tom Fitzgerald wowed ownership with his moves in a few short months as general manager. The Devils on Thursday hired Ruff as coach and removed Fitzgerald's interim tag to give him the full-time GM job. Ruff, who coached the...

21 year old Swiss Ice Hockey player Nico Hischier, center at NHL club New Jersey Devils, placed the name tag onto the jacket of the Swiss army uniform he was just issued in Wangen an der Aare, Switzerland, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Hischier completes part of his mandatory army service for elite athletes with an 18 week recruit training. (Alessandro della Valle/Keystone via AP)

Devils Nico Hischier spending NHL offseason in Swiss army

Jun. 20, 2020 1:44 PM EDT

With the New Jersey Devils missing out on the NHL's 24-team return from the pause caused by the novel coronavirus, center Nico Hischier is putting his extended offseason to good use. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 draft is fulfilling his military obligation to Switzerland, which has a mandatory 18-week...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2020, file photo, New Jersey Devils owner Josh Harris, left, announces interim general manager Tom Fitzgerald, right, to replace Ray Shero prior to an NHL hockey game in Newark, N.J. The New Jersey Devils' season began with great expectations with return of an injured MVP, a trade for a Norris Trophy-winning defenseman and the addition of a second No. 1 overall draft pick in three years. It also ended with high hopes. In between was ugly. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)

Devils' great expectations fall short again after bad start

Jun. 12, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

The New Jersey Devils' season began with great expectations with the return of an injured MVP, a trade for a Norris Trophy-winning defenseman and the addition of a second No. 1 overall draft pick in three years. It also ended with high hopes. In between was ugly. There was a horrible start that led to the...

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2019, file photo, New Jersey Devils right wing Kurtis Gabriel works out prior to an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres in Newark, N.J. The NHL is hoping to move to Phase 2 of its return-to-play protocol, including the opening of practice facilities and allowing small group workouts, early next month.
The league, which was forced to pause its season on March 12 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, released a 22-page memo detailing the plan Monday, May 25, 2020. The document stresses there's no exact date for the start of Phase 2 or a timetable for how long it will last. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

NJ Devils season comes to end as NHL plots playoff plan

May. 26, 2020 10:58 PM EDT

The New Jersey Devils' season came to an end on Tuesday after the NHL abandoned the rest of the regular season and announced plans to head straight into the playoffs with 24 teams. Only seven teams were left out of the postseason under the plan commissioner Gary Bettman unveiled to resume the season later this...

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2019, file photo, New Jersey Devils right wing Kurtis Gabriel works out prior to an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres in Newark, N.J. The NHL is hoping to move to Phase 2 of its return-to-play protocol, including the opening of practice facilities and allowing small group workouts, early next month.
The league, which was forced to pause its season on March 12 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, released a 22-page memo detailing the plan Monday, May 25, 2020. The document stresses there's no exact date for the start of Phase 2 or a timetable for how long it will last. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

The Latest: Iowa St AD sees football games with 30,000 fans

May. 26, 2020 9:51 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Iowa State athletic director Jaime Pollard is telling Cyclones fans that football home games will be played at no more than 50% capacity at Jack Trice Stadium, pending a change in state and local health guidelines. That means no...

FILE - This is a March 12, 2020, file photo showing Capital One Arena, home of the Washington Capitals NHL hockey club in Washington. Get used to the concept of pods and pucks if the NHL is going to have any chance of completing its season, with the most likely scenarios calling for games in empty, air-conditioned arenas during the dog days of summer. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

NHL's plan to return face possible border restriction hurdle

May. 19, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

The NHL is still more than a week away from determining a return-to-play format, a person familiar with discussions told The Associated Press on Tuesday. And what that plan resembles could be complicated further should the U.S. and Canada extend border restrictions to non-essential travel into July, the person...

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2017, file photo, New Jersey Devils goalie Corey Schneider (35) skates prior to the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres in Buffalo, N.Y. NHL players are concerned the league will announce a “drop-dead” deadline for returning to action. New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider said Monday, May 18, 2020, in a telephone conference call players are asking about a deadline more often in recent weeks as the pause due to the coronavirus pandemic has passed the two-month mark. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)

Devils' Schneider: NHL players concerned as pause lingers

May. 18, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

Veteran New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider said Monday that a growing number of players are concerned the NHL will announce a “drop-dead” deadline for returning to play as the coronavirus pandemic lingers with summer coming up fast. The 34-year-old Schneider said some Devils are...