Hockey transactions

Movements in the world of hockey Sunday:

National Hockey League

ANAHEIM DUCKS-Claimed D Nathan McIver off waivers from Vancouver. Assigned D Brett Festerling to Iowa (AHL).

ATLANTA THRASHERS-Assigned G Ondrej Pavelec, C Grant Stevenson and D Arturs Kulda to Chicago (AHL). Released D Jamie Rivers.

CALGARY FLAMES-Assigned F Mikael Backlund to Vasteras (Swedish Elite) and G Matt Keetley and F John Armstrong to Quad CIty (AHL).

CAROLINA HURRICANES-Signed C Zach Boychuk to a three-year contract.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS-Assigned C Tim Brent to Rockford (AHL). Released RW Jesse Boulerice.

COLORADO AVALANCHE-Assigned RW Chris Stewart to Lake Erie (AHL).

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Recalled G Dan LaCosta from Syracuse (AHL).

NASHVILLE PREDATORS-Assigned F Cal O’Reilly and D Alexander Sulzer to Milwaukee (AHL). Waived F Triston Grant.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS-Assigned G Dave Caruso, G Scott Clemmensen, G Jeff Frazee, G Jason Smith, D Matthew Corrente, D Tyler Eckford, D Mark Fraser, D Jay Leach, D Olivier Magnan-Grenier, D Rosario Ruggeri, D Matthew Spiller, F Nicklas Bergfors, F Tyler Burton, F Eric Castonguay, F Kevin Cormier, F Patrick Davis, F Jon DiSalvatore, F Stephen Gionta, F Matt Halischuk, F Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond, F Brad Mills, F Benoit Mondou, F Ryan Murphy, F Rod Pelley, F Pascal Rheaume, F Brad Snetsinger, F Michael Swift, F Chad Wiseman and F Vladimir Zharkov to Lowell (AHL).

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ST. LOUIS BLUES-Assigned D Tyson Strachan and F Chris Porter to Peoria (AHL).

SAN JOSE SHARKS-Assigned D Derek Joslin to Worcester (AHL) and C Logan Couture to Ottawa (OHL).

VANCOUVER CANUCKS-Assigned D Nolan Baumgartner to Manitoba (AHL). Signed C Cody Hodgson to an entry-level contract.

American Hockey League

CHICAGO WOLVES-Released F Jacob Anderson, F Andy Brandt, F Jeff Prough, F Matt Robinson, F Luke Stauffacher, F Tim Verbeek, D Josh Engel, D Scott Marchesi and D Oriel McHugh.

PEORIA RIVERMEN-Released F Pascal Perron. Assigned D Nick Tuzzolino to Alaska (ECHL) and D Mike Beynon to Las Vegas (ECHL).

SPRINGFIELD FALCONS-Assigned D Cleve Kinley, F Cory Urquhart, F Marc-Andre Bernier and G Andrew Perugini to Stockton (ECHL).

SYRACUSE CRUNCH-Announced D Grant Clitsome, RW Adam Pineault, LW Tom Sestito and D Clay Wilson have been assigned from the Columbus Blue Jackets.

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS-Assigned F Bryan Ewing, F Tommy Goebel and D Elgin Reid to Wheeling (ECHL).