Hockey transactions

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.

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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


ODESSA JACKALOPES-Signed F Oliver Proulx.