Hockey transactions

Movements in the world of hockey Wednesday:

National Hockey League

BOSTON BRUINS-Recalled D Matt Lashoff and F Vladimir Sobotka from Providence (AHL). Assigned G Tuukka Rask and F Martins Karsums to Providence.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Acquired C Jason Williams from Atlanta for D Clay Wilson and a 2009 sixth-round draft pick. Assigned F Maksim Mayorov to Syracuse (AHL).

LOS ANGELES KINGS-Recalled F Kevin Westgarth from Manchester (AHL). Placed F Oscar Moller on injured reserve, retroactive to Jan. 7.

MONTREAL CANADIENS-Assigned D Yannick Weber to Hamilton (AHL).

NASHVILLE PREDATORS-Recalled D Alexander Sulzer from Milwaukee (AHL). Placed D Greg de Vries on injured reserve.

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PHILADELPHIA FLYERS-Assigned F Andreas Nodl to Philadelphia (AHL).

SAN JOSE SHARKS-Assigned F Torrey Mitchell to Worcester (AHL).

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS-Recalled D Anton Stralman from Toronto (AHL). Assigned D Jaime Sifers to Toronto.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS-Placed G Curtis Sanford on waivers.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS-Recalled D Bryan Helmer from Hershey (AHL).

American Hockey League

GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS-Named Ruth Lobbestael corporate sales account manager and Scott Bradfield ticket sales account executive.


National Lacrosse League

TORONTO ROCK-Traded F Ryan Benesch and D Derek Suddons to Edmonton for a 2009 first-round draft pick and a 2010 second-round draft pick.