Movements in the world of hockey Wednesday:
National Hockey League
NHL-Suspended Toronto G Martin Gerber for three games, without pay, for abuse of an official during a game on March 24.
ATLANTA THRASHERS-Assigned RW Joey Crabb to Chicago (AHL). Signed C Justin Taylor.
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS-Assigned D Jordan Hendry to Rockford (AHL).
WASHINTON CAPITALS-Recalled G Simeon Varlamov from Hershey (AHL). Assigned G Daren Machesney, F Chris Bourque and F Steve Pinizzotto to Hershey. Signed D Zach Miskovic to a one-year contract.
CHARLOTTE CHECKERS-Announced D Steve Ward has been returned from Portland (AHL) and F Matthew Ford has been returned from Lake Erie (AHL).