Movements in the world of hockey Thursday:
National Hockey League
CAROLINA HURRICANES-Signed F Dwight Helminen to a one-year contract.
COLORADO AVALANCHE-Signed D Daniel Tjarnqvist to a one-year contract. Signed F Chris Durno.
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Signed F Kristian Huselius to a four-year contract. Named Chris MacFarland assistant general manager, Mike Vogt athletic trainer and Josh Flynn manager of hockey administration.
DALLAS STARS-Signed RW Landon Wilson to a one-year contract and D Maxime Fortunus, LW Francis Wathier and D Garrett Stafford to two-year contracts.
MINNESOTA WILD-Signed RW Antti Miettinen to a three-year contract.
MONTREAL CANADIENS-Signed D Alex Henry and G Marc Denis to one-year contracts, G Cedrick Desjardins to a two-year contract and F Georges Laraque to a three-year contract. Traded F Mikhail Grabovski to Toronto for D Greg Pateryn and a 2010 second-round draft pick.
NEW YORK ISLANDERS-Signed C Mike Iggulden, D Brett Skinner, C Kurtis McLean, D Chris Lee, F Mitch Fritz and G Peter Mannino to one-year contracts.
NEW YORK RANGERS-Signed LW Markus Naslund to two-year contract.
PHOENIX COYOTES-Signed D David Hale and D Matt Jones to two-year contracts, RW Derek Nesbitt and D Drew Fata. Extended their affiliation agreement with San Antonio (AHL) for two years through the 2010-11 season.
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS-Signed G Marc-Andre Fleury to a seven-year contract.
SAN JOSE SHARKS-Signed D Rob Blake to one-year contract.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING-Signed D Scott Jackson to a three-year contract and LW David Koci and C Wyatt Smith to one-year contracts.
WASHINGTON CAPITALS-Signed C Keith Aucoin to a two-year contract.
American Hockey League
MANITOBA MOOSE-Extended their affiliation agreement with Victoria (ECHL) for one year. Signed G Karl Goehring and F Scott Howes.
PHOENIX ROADRUNNERS-Made qualifying offers to F Matt Carter, F Gino Guyer, F Mathieu Melanson, F Sean O’Connor; D Rob Dmytruk, D Bryan Nathe, D Tom Sawatske and G Dave McKee.
Eastern Professional Hockey League
NEW HAMPSHIRE-Announced the teams nickname will be Freeze. Named Rob Miller coach.