Devils coach Pete DeBoer said Tuesday that GM Lou Lamoriello has effectively confirmed that winger Zach Parise will not be dealt before Monday's trade deadline.

"It hasn't been a distraction because our general manager has made it very clear that it's not an issue, he's not going anywhere. That ended the distraction, right there," DeBoer said after the morning skate before Tuesday night's game against the Maple Leafs here.

The Devils' captain can become an unrestricted free agent July 1 and could be the most-sought rental on the market, if he was on it.