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BOSTON BRUINS-Assigned LW Jeff Hoggan, RW Peter Kalus and C Nate Thompson to Providence (AHL).

CAROLINA HURRICANES-Signed C Bobby Hughes to a three-year contract.

MONTREAL CANADIENS-Signed G Carey Price to a three-year contract. Assigned F Maxim Lapierre and F Andrei Kostitsyn to Hamilton (AHL).

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NASHVILLE PREDATORS-Recalled F Patrick Leahy from the Milwaukee (AHL).

PHOENIX COYOTES-Announced the resignation of Barry Smith, associate coach, to become coach and director of hockey operations for SKA St. Petersburg (Russian Elite).