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Devils coach Lemaire going back into retirement

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Jacques Lemaire is going back into retirement.

The Hall of Famer announced after the New Jersey Devils' 3-2 season-ending win over the Bruins on Sunday that he is bringing his coaching career to a close again.

Lemaire came out of retirement before Christmas after rookie coach John MacLean was fired while the Devils struggled for the first time in decades.

The 65-year-old Lemaire, who retired after last season, says his love of the game has not diminished but he wants to enjoy life and spent more time with his family.

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