Hockey transactions

Movements in the world of hockey Monday:

National Hockey League

ATLANTA THRASHERS-Reassigned C Bryan Little and D Boris Valabik to Chicago (AHL) and D Chad Denny to Gwinnett (ECHL).

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Signed D Grant Clitsome to a three-year contract. Assigned F Gilbert Brule, F Zenon Konopka, F Joakim Lindstrom, F Adam Pineault, F Tom Sestito and D Clay Wilson to Syracuse (AHL).

DALLAS STARS-Signed D Nicklas Grossman to a two-year contract. Recalled G Tobias Stephan from Iowa (AHL). Sent RW Konstantin Pushkarev to Iowa.

American Hockey League

HARTFORD WOLF PACK-Released D Brad Brown.

NORFOLK ADMIRALS-Reassigned RW Marek Kvapil to Mississippi (ECHL).

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PEORIA RIVERMEN-Announced G Hannu Toivonen has been assigned to the team by St. Louis (NHL). Re-signed F Eric Neilson. Added D Stephen Wood and D Joe Grimaldi to the roster. Released D Jason Dest, D Jim Jackson and F Ryan Murphy.

SPRINGFIELD FALCONS-Released D Mike Gabinet and G Bryan Pitton. Reassigned F Jonas Almtorp, F Stephane Goulet and D Brad Farynuk to Stockton (ECHL).


PHOENIX ROADRUNNERS-Announced G Taylor Dakers has been reassigned by the San Jose Sharks to Worcester (AHL). Loaned D Gerard Miller to Milwaukee (AHL).