Devils President Lou Lamoriello said on Sunday that DeBoer is under contract for next season and he will return.
"There are a lot of rumors going on, a lot of misinformation about our coach," Lamoriello said during a hastily called news conference after the first period of the Devils' 3-2 win over Boston. "So, I'm going to step out of character and put this to rest.
"Pete DeBoer is under contract for next year, has been under contract for next year, and will be coaching next year. That's all I have to say."