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Devils interim head coach spoke to the media after practice in Newark on Wednesday

by Marc Ciampa /

Devils interim head coach Alain Nasreddine's next game will be a different one. The man behind the bench of the opposition will be his mentor, former Devils head coach John Hynes. 

"I'm trying not to think about it until I really have to," Nasreddine said. "The best way to approach it is to try and see it as another game."

He did acknowledge that it probably won't end up being just another game to him. 

"I'll probably peek over there once and leave it at that."

Video: RAW | Alain Nasreddine

The coach also provided another update on P.K. Subban, stating that he had initially expected the blueliner back today but he wasn't quite ready to go. He added that he'll consult with the medical staff to determine his status for Thursday's game against his former team. 

Nasreddine was also asked about the benefits of having a couple of practice days to get the team's legs back after the break. 

"Our defensive game. Yesterday after the tough travel day was more of a light day. Today was more intense. Two days of practice that we really needed. In the NHL there's not a whole lot of time for practice but those two days were really good."

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