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NHL notes: Devils invite Sheen

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Charlie Sheen, seen at Game 4 of the Stanley Cup playoffs, in Los Angeles, Calif. (WENN.COM)

Charlie Sheen, seen at Game 4 of the Stanley Cup playoffs, in Los Angeles, Calif. (WENN.COM)

Actor Charlie Sheen, who got into a confrontation with a security guard after being barred from re-entering the Staples Center after going out for a smoke break during Game 4 of the Stanley Cup final, has received a warm invitation from the New Jersey Devils to attend Game 5 in Newark.

"We'll treat you with courtesy and common sense," the Devils said on Twitter. "Come to the game tomorrow. We have great staff and a smoking balcony."


Paul Maurice is heading to the Kontinental Hockey League for his next coaching job.

Maurice, who was fired as coach of the Carolina Hurricanes early in the 2011-12 season, will be behind the Magnitogorsk bench. Former Hurricanes goalie coach Tom Barrasso will be one of his assistants.

Barrasso had been reassigned to a scouting job by the Hurricanes earlier this week.

Maurice, 45, has a 460-457-99-69 career record as an NHL coach with Carolina and the Toronto Maple Leafs.


Veteran winger Mike Knuble is hoping he can land a contract with the Detroit Red Wings next season. Knuble becomes a free agent July 1 and turns 40 three days later. He started his career as a Red Wing in 1997 and lives in East Grand Rapids, Mich. ... The New Jersey Devils have a new minority investor lined up, according to the Sports Business Daily. Majority owner Jeff Vanderbeek will remain in charge of the Devils, who reportedly are $80 million in debt and are expected to go through bankruptcy protection ... Long-time NHL writer Red Fisher of the Montreal Gazette is retiring at age 85 ... Ian Laperriere officially will retire this summer because of post-concussion syndrome. The Philadelphia Flyers forward hasn't been healthy enough to play since the 2010 playoffs. He had 121 goals and 215 assists in 1,083 NHL games.