Hockey transactions

Movements in the world of hockey Thursday:

National Hockey League

CALGARY FLAMES-Recalled F Eric Nystrom from Quad City (AHL).

LOS ANGELES KINGS-Activated D Rob Blake from injured reserve.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING-Recalled RW Junior Lessard from Norfolk (AHL). Assigned F Zbynek Hrdel and F Marek Kvapil to Norfolk from Mississippi (ECHL).

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS – Recalled F Kris Versteeg and D Niklas Hjalmarsson from Rockford (AHL).

WASHINGTON CAPITALS-Assigned LW Chris Bourque to Hershey (AHL).

American Hockey League

ALBANY RIVER RATS-Announced C Kiel McLeod has been assigned to the team from Victoria (ECHL). Announced D Chris Murray has been addded to the roster.

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MANITOBA MOOSE – Released D Jim Jackson.

HAMILTON BULLDOGS-Announed Montreal has assigned F Ryan Russell to Cincinnati (ECHL).

HARTFORD WOLF PACK-Announced the N.Y. Rangers assigned C Bruce Graham to the team from Charlotte (ECHL).

NORFOLK ADMIRALS-Acquired F David Koci on loan from Chicago (NHL). Announced Tampa Bay (NHL) have loaned D Justin Fletcher to Rockford (AHL).

TORONTO MARLIES-Recalled F Michel Leveille from Columbia (ECHL). Signed F Jeff Miles and C Matt Grennier.