Hockey transactions

Movements in the world of hockey Wednesday:

National Hockey League

NHL BOARD OF GOVERNORS-Unanimously approved the sale of the Tampa Bay Lightning to Jeffrey Vinik.

ANAHEIM DUCKS-Traded G Justin Pogge and a 2010 or 2011 fourth-round draft pick to Carolina for D Aaron Ward. Traded G Vesa Toskala to Calgary for G Curtis McElhinney. Traded F Petteri Nokelainen to Phoenix for a 2011 sixth-round pick.

BUFFALO SABRES-Traded LW Clarke MacArthur to Atlanta for 2010 third-and fourth-round draft picks.

CALGARY FLAMES-Traded F Dustin Boyd to Nashville for a conditional 2010 fourth-round draft pick. Traded C Riley Armstrong to Detroit for D Andy Delmore.

CAROLINA HURRICANES-Traded F Scott Walker to Washington for a 2010 seventh-round draft pick. Traded D Joe Corvo to Washington for D Brian Pothier, F Oskar Osala and a 2011 second-round draft pick. Traded F Stephane Yelle and F Harrison Reed to Colorado for F Cedric Lalonde-McNicoll and a 2010 sixth-round draft pick. Traded D Andrew Alberts to Vancouver for a 2010 third-round draft pick.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Traded F Raffi Torres to Buffalo for D Nathan Paetsch and a 2010 second-round draft pick. Traded D Milan Jurcina to Washington for a 2010 conditional draft pick. Traded LW Fredrik Modin to Los Angeles for a conditional draft pick. Traded D Mathieu Roy to Florida for C Matt Rust. Traded LW Alexandre Picard to Phoenix for F Chad Kolarik. Recalled F Mike Blunden from Syracuse (AHL). Assigned D Grant Clitsome to Syracuse.

DETROIT RED WINGS-Traded C Kris Newbury to the N.Y. Rangers for LW Jordan Owens.

EDMONTON OILERS-Traded D Lubomir Visnovsky to Anaheim for D Ryan Whitney and a 2010 sixth-round draft pick. Traded D Steve Staios to Calgary for D Aaron Johnson and a 2010 or 2011 third-round draft pick. Claimed F Ryan Jones off waivers from Nashville.

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FLORIDA PANTHERS-Traded D Dennis Seidenberg and D Matt Bartkowski to Boston for F Byron Bitz, F Craig Weller and a 2010 second-round draft pick.

MINNESOTA WILD-Traded C Eric Belanger to Washington for a 2010 second-round draft pick. Recalled LW Robbie Earl from Houston (AHL).

MONTREAL CANADIENS-Traded F Matt D’Agostini to St. Louis for F Aaron Palushaj and assigned Palushaj to Hamilton (AHL).

NEW YORK RANGERS-Traded G Miika Wiikman and a 2011 seventh-round draft pick to Phoenix for D Anders Eriksson. Assigned Eriksson and D Corey Potter to Hartford (AHL).

PHOENIX COYOTES-Acquired D Derek Morris from Boston for a conditional 2011 draft pick. Traded F Peter Mueller and F Kevin Porter to Colorado for LW Wojtek Wolski. Traded D Sean Zimmerman and a 2010 conditional draft pick to Vancouver for D Mathieu Schneider.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS -Traded D Chris Peluso to Toronto for a 2010 conditional sixth-round draft pick.

ST. LOUIS BLUES-Traded C Yan Stastny to Vancouver for LW Pierre-Cedric Labrie. Assigned Labrie and F Derek Armstrong to Peoria (AHL).

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING-Traded C Jeff Halpern to Los Angeles for F Teddy Purcell and a 2010 third-round draft pick.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS-Traded D Martin Skoula to New Jersey for a 2010 fifth-round draft pick. Traded RW Lee Stempniak to Phoenix for D Matt Jones and a 2010 fourth-round and seventh-round draft pick. Traded G Joey MacDonald to Anaheim for a 2011 seventh-round draft pick.

American Hockey League

HARTFORD WOLF PACK-Returned F Kenny Roche to Charlotte (ECHL).

NORFOLK ADMIRALS-Signed F Ryan Cruthers.