Hockey transactions

Movements in the world of hockey Thursday:

National Hockey League

CALGARY FLAMES-Added F Mikael Backlund to the roster.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Placed G Pascal Leclaire on injured reserve. Called up G Dan LaCosta from Syracuse (AHL).

NASHVILLE PREDATORS-Signed D Alexander Sulzer to a two-year contract. Recalled F Mike Santorelli from Milwaukee (AHL).

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS-Agreed to terms with C Jordan Staal on a four-year contract.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS-Called up RW Jannik Hansen from Manitoba (AHL). Assigned C Alexandre Bolduc to Manitoba.

Ontario Hockey League

OSHAWA GENERALS-Traded F John Tavares, D Michael Del Zotto and G Daryl Borden to London for F Christian Thomas, D Scott Valentine, G Michael Zador, four second-round picks and two third-round picks.

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

ACADIE-BATHURST TITAN-Traded F Tomy Joly to Moncton for F Julien Tremblay and two second-round picks.

CAPE BRETON SCREAMING EAGLES-Traded F Artem Demkov to Acadie-Bathurst for an eighth-round pick.

MONTREAL JUNIOR-Acquired D Felix-Antoine Poulin from Baie-Comeau for FAnthony Taylor. Acquired F Philippe Fontaine from Cape Breton for a fifth-round pick.

ROUYN-NORANDA HUSKIES-Traded F Jarrad Struthers to P.E.I. for second-and third-round picks. Traded G Francis Schanck to Drummondville for a 10th-round pick.

SAINT JOHN SEA DOGS-Acquired goaltender Olivier Ouellet from Chicoutimi for a second-round pick.

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SHAWINIGAN CATARACTES-Traded D Brad Yetman and a fourth-round pick to the Rouyn-Noranda for F Maxime Macenauer. Acquired D Mathieu Bolduc from Chicoutimi for a first-round pick. Acquired F Nicolas Larocque-Marcoux from Saint John for a fifth-round pick.

VAL-D’OR FOREURS-Traded F Louis Leblanc, F Maxim Guerin and F Marc-Andre Carre to Chicoutimi for a third-and a ninth-round pick. Traded F Andrew Smith to Halifax for an eighth-round pick.

VICTORIAVILLE TIGRES-Traded D Jeremie Blain to Acadie-Bathurst for D Olivier Jannard a fourth-and fifth-round pick. Traded F Dave Nolin and F John Esposito to Gatineau for F Bradley MacDonald and a second-round pick.

Western Hockey League

CALGARY HITMEN-Acquired F Joel Broda and F Tomas Karpov from Moose Jaw for F Brendan Rowinski, a second-round pick and a seventh-round pick. Traded F Ryan Fox to Kootenay for F Kris Foucault.

KELOWNA ROCKETS-Traded F Dylan Hood to Moose Jaw for F Ryley Grantham and a fifth-round pick.

SPOKANE CHIEFS-Traded F Seth Compton to Kamloops for F Brady Calla.

VANCOUVER GIANTS-Acquired D Nick Ross and F Alex Rodgers from Kamloops for D Curtis Kulchar and a second-third-and fourth-round pick.

American Hockey League

MANITOBA MOOSE-Acquired F Tommy Maxwell from Hershey for future considerations.

SYRACUSE CRUNCH-Announced Columbus (NHL) recalled G Dan LaCosta.