Report: Devils deny they’re set on Housley for coaching vacancy

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On Saturday Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger reported that Nashville Predators’ assistant coach Phil Housley is the lead candidate for the New Jersey Devils coaching vacancy.

However, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the Devils have strongly denied they’re set on Housley.

Friedman added the Devils could name they’re new coach in the next 24-to-48 hours and that Housley is in the mix along with a few others.

Housley coached Team USA to a gold medal at the 2013 World Junior Hockey Championship.

The 51-year-old also had a brief stop in New Jersey during his playing days.