Hockey transactions

Movements in the world of hockey Monday:

National Hockey League

ANAHEIM DUCKS-Reassigned RW Dan Sexton to Manitoba (AHL).

CAROLINA PANTHERS-Signed S Aaron Francisco.

DETROIT RED WINGS-Recalled F Justin Abdelkader, F Brad May, F Mattias Ritola, D Doug Janik, D Jakub Kindl and G Daniel Larsson from Grand Rapids (AHL). Reassigned RW Willie Coetzee to Red Deer (WHL). Returned D Brian Lashoff to Kingston (OHL).

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING-Fired general manager Brian Lawton and coach Rick Tocchet. Promoted assistant general manager Tom Kurvers interim director of hockey operations.

American Hockey League

CHICAGO WOLVES-Announced D Arturs Kulda was reassigned to the team by Atlanta (NHL) and D Nathan Oystrick by Anaheim (NHL). Signed C Patrice Cormier. Announced LW Michael Forney was reassigned to the team from Gwinnett (ECHL). Recalled LW Patrick Galivan from Gwinnett.

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HARTFORD WOLF PACK-Loaned D Jared Nightingale to Charlotte (ECHL). Released D Julien Brouillette and F Derek Couture.

MANITOBA MOOSE-Signed LW Lucas Bloodoff and G Mark Guggenberger.

SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE-Loaned F Gavin Morgan to Reading (ECHL).

TORONTO MARLIES-Assigned F Greg Scott and G Andrew Engelage to Reading (ECHL).


READING ROYALS-Released G Kain Tisi.