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Hockey transactions

Movements in the world of hockey Wednesday:

National Hockey League

BOSTON BRUINS-Assigned F Vladimir Sobotka to Providence (AHL).

DETROIT RED WINGS-Recalled LW Ville Leino from Grand Rapids (AHL).

EDMONTON OILERS-Fired coach Craig MacTavish.

MINNESOTA WILD-Assigned C/LW Peter Olvecky to Houston (AHL).

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MONTREAL CANADIENS-Signed F Dany Masse to a three-year contract.

OTTAWA SENATORS-Signed RW Ryan Shannon to a one-year contract.

American Hockey League

GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS-Signed LW Dick Axelsson.

HARTFORD WOLF PACK-Announced the N.Y. Rangers assigned D Tomas Kundratek to the team from Medicine (WHL).