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New Jersey Devils forward Cam Janssen apologizes for profanity-laced interview

NEWARK, N.J. - New Jersey Devils enforcer Cam Janssen has apologized for a profanity-laced interview in which he made several comments, including one about homosexuals.

Janssen, who re-signed with the Devils this off-season but rarely played during the post-season, issued his apology through the team Friday morning. He participated in an internet-based radio show earlier in the week and said he used poor judgment during the course of the show. Janssen says he regrets his action and said he arranged the interview on "The Thom and Jeff Show," noting the Devils had no knowledge of it.

"I would like to apologize for my poor choice of language," Janssen said. "The tone of the interview was very casual and off-colour, and I lost focus on what is and is not acceptable and professional. I am deeply sorry to anyone who was offended by my language."

Janssen said he will try to clean up his language and expressed his support for the work of the "You Can Play" project, an organization dedicated to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes without regard to sexual orientation.

"I apologize for the embarrassment my comments have caused to the New Jersey Devils management," Janssen said, "as well as my teammates."

Janssen played in just 48 regular-season games for New Jersey this season. He had one assist, 75 minutes in penalties and finished at a minus-8 for the Devils, who won the Eastern Conference after defeating the Panthers, Flyers and Rangers. New Jersey lost to Los Angeles in six games in the Stanley Cup finals.

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