Hockey transactions

Movements in the world of hockey Wednesday:

National Hockey League

ANAHEIM DUCKS-Reassigned C MacGregor Sharp to San Antonio (AHL).

LOS ANGELES KINGS-Placed D Randy Jones on injured reserve, retroactive to Dec. 16. Recalled D Alec Martinez from Manchester (AHL).

MINNESOTA WILD-Recalled LW Robbie Earl from Houston (AHL).

NASHVILLE PREDATORS-Recalled F Ben Guite from Milwaukee (AHL).

NEW JERSEY DEVILS-Sent D Matt Corrente and RW Vladimir Zharkov to Lowell (AHL).

ST. LOUIS BLUES-Assigned D Alex Pietrangelo to Niagara (OHL).

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WASHINGTON CAPITALS-Signed C Dave Steckel to a three-year contract and D Tyler Sloan to a two-year contract extension. Assigned D Karl Alzner to Hershey (AHL).

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

MONTREAL JUNIOR-Traded G Jake Allen toDrummondville for first-round picks in 2010 and 2011.

American Hockey League

ALBANY RIVER RATS-Signed F Marc Cavosie.

BINGHAMTON SENATORS-Recalled F Keegan Dansereau from Elmira (ECHL).

HARTFORD WOLF PACK-Signed F Daniel Tkaczuk. NORFOLK ADMIRALS-Signed D Kenny Macaulay and F Connor Shields.

PROVIDENCE BRUINS-Released F Dan LaCouture.