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The Devils will be without Nico Hischier and Sami Vatanen when they leave for Philadelphia this afternoon

by Chris Wescott TheChrisWescott /

It's a short bus ride to Philadelphia, but the Devils means of transportation will have a couple more empty seats on Wednesday afternoon.

Interim Head Coach Alain Nasreddine confirmed after practice that injured forward Nico Hischier and defenseman Sami Vatanen will not travel with the team to Philly.

Video: RAW | Alain Nasreddine

The good news is that neither appear to be serious ailments for two of the Devils best players.

"I don't see it longterm," said Nasreddine. "It's really day to day right now. They're just too far from being ready to play tomorrow."

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