Hockey transactions

Movements in the world of hockey Thursday:

National Hockey League

CAROLINA HURRICANES-Agreed to terms with D Tim Gleason on a four-year contract. Acquired the rights to LW Darcy Hordichuk from Nashville for a conditional 2009 or 2010 fifth-round draft pick.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS-Named Stan Smyl director of collegiate scouting and Dave Gagner director of player development.

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WASHINGTON CAPITALS-Signed LW Oskar Osala to a three-year contract.

American Hockey League

HERSHEY BEARS-Signed D Tyler Sloan.


LAS VEGAS WRANGLERS-Announced the resignation of Brent Bilodeau, assistant general manager and assistant coach, to become coach of Wichita (CHL).