NHL notes: Devils invite Sheen

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)

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, Last Updated: 9:11 PM ET

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."

MAURICE TO COACH IN KHL

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.

BRIEFLY

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.


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