After losing 7 of their last 9 games, the third head coaching stint for Larry Robinson with the New Jersey Devils has ended in tears, writes the Newark Star-Ledger’s Rich Chere.

Larry Robinson has resigned as head coach of the Devils, The Star-Ledger has learned.

No replacement has been named. Team president and general manager Lou Lamoriello led the team at practice this morning.

The Devils have been struggling all season in the new-look NHL. They currently have a 14-13-5 record, good for 33 points. If the playoffs started today, the Devils would not qualify.

Robinson openly questioned the team’s character earlier this season. On Saturday, he benched two of the team’s stars, Alexander Mogilny and Scott Gomez for much of the team’s 4-1 loss to Carolina.

Senators rookie Brandon Bochenski has a seperated shoulder and is expected to miss the next 4-6 weeks.