Movements in the world of hockey Thursday:
National Hockey League
CAROLINA HURRICANES-Recalled F Keith Aucoin and F Brandon Nolan from Albany (AHL).
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS-Signed D Brent Sopel to a three-year contract extension.
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Recalled C Derick Brassard from Syracuse (AHL).
FLORIDA PANTHERS-Acquired D Magnus Johansson from Chicago for a 2009 seventh-round pick.
MINNESOTA WILD-Announced Bob Naegele’s majority stake in the team will be sold to Craig Leipold.
VANCOUVER CANUCKS-Claimed C Kris Beech off waivers from Columbus.
WASHINGTON CAPITALS-Assigned G Brent Johnson to Hershey (AHL).
American Hockey League
SYRACUSE CRUNCH-Announced Columbus has recalled C Derick Brassard.
Central Hockey League
MISSISSIPPI RIVERKINGS-Signed F Jason Weitzel.
ODESSA JACKALOPES-Signed F Oliver Proulx.