Hockey transactions

Movements in the world of hockey Wednesday:

National Hockey League

NHL-Suspended Chicago LW Ben Eager for three games, without pay, for swinging his stick at Dallas LW Sean Avery during a game on Oct. 2.

ANAHEIM DUCKS-Recalled G David LeNeveu from Iowa (AHL).

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

BUFFALO SABRES-Placed F Paul Gaustad on injured reserve. Assigned D Mike Weber to Portland (AHL).

CAROLINA HURRICANES-Placed RW Scott Walker on the injured list and RW Justin Williams on the non-roster injured list.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS-Claimed D Doug Janik off waivers from Dallas and traded him back to Dallas for a conditional draft pick.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Assigned RW Derek Dorsett, C Nikita Filatov, C Craig MacDonald, C Derek MacKenzie and D Aaron Rome to Syracuse (AHL). Placed LW Raffi Torres on the injured list, retroactive to Sept. 29.

DALLAS STARS-Assigned D Ivan Vishnevskiy to Peoria (AHL).

MINNESOTA WILD-Reassigned G Barry Brust to Houston (AHL). Placed D Kurtis Foster and D John Scott on injured reserve.

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NASHVILLE PREDATORS-Assigned F Antii Pihlstrom to Milwaukee (AHL).

NEW YORK ISLANDERS-Claimed C Nate Thompson off waivers from Boston. Assigned D Brett Skinner to Bridgeport (AHL).

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS-Assigned F Janne Pesonen and G John Curry to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).

PHOENIX COYOTES-Assigned D Matt Jones and C Garth Murray to San Antonio (AHL). Placed D Jonas Ahnelov on the injured list.

SAN JOSE SHARKS-Re-signed LW Tomas Plihal and D Alexei Semenov. Assigned D Kyle McLaren to Worcester (AHL).

VANCOUVER CANUCKS-Assigned F Matt Pettinger, F Jeff Cowan and F Jason Krog to Peoria (AHL).

American Hockey League

HARTFORD WOLF PACK-Signed D Ethan Graham. Released F Sergei Demagin.

NORFOLK ADMIRALS-Signed D Brent Henley.



READING ROYALS-Announced Toronto (NHL) assigned F Tyler Doig, F Joe Cooper and F Dan Rudisuela to the team and Manchester (AHL) returned F Michael Cohen and D Dinos Stamoulis to the team. Released F Matt Bragg. Loaned D Kevin Schaeffer to Binghamton (AHL). Traded the rights to F Charlie Kronschnabel to Bakersfield for future considerations.