Hockey transactions

Movements in the world of hockey Wednesday:

National Hockey League

ANAHEIM DUCKS-Assigned D Nick Boynton to Manitoba (AHL).

BOSTON BRUINS-Reassigned F Matt Marquardt from Reading (ECHL) to Providence (AHL).

CAROLINA HURRICANES-Activated D Joe Corvo. Placed F Tuomo Ruutu on injured reserve.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS-Activated C Dave Bolland from injured reserve. Recalled G Joe Fallon from Rockford (AHL).

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Fired coach Ken Hitchcock. Named assistant coach Claude Noel interim coach.

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NASHVILLE PREDATORS-Recalled D Alexander Sulzer from Milwaukee (AHL).

OTTAWA SENATORS-Signed D Jared Cowen.

American Hockey League

ABBOTSFORD HEAT-Returned F Ben Gordon to Reading (ECHL).

ALBANY RIVER RATS-Signed F Yannick Tifu.

NORFOLK ADMIRALS-Signed F Matt Fornataro.

SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE-Recalled G Joel Gistedt from Las Vegas (ECHL).


CHARLOTTE CHECKERS-Acquired F Matt Stefanishion from Alaska to complete an earlier trade.