Hockey transactions

National Hockey League

CAROLINA HURRICANES-Re-signed G Cam Ward to a three-year contract.

LOS ANGELES KINGS-Signed RW Vladimir Dravecky, to a multi-year entry-level contract and G Erik Ersberg, to a one-year entry-level contract.

MONTREAL CANADIENS-Acquired F Ryan Russell from New York for a 2007 seventh-round draft pick and signed him to a three-year contract. Signed F Janne Lahti to a one-year contract.

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TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING-Named Mike Sullivan assistant coach. Signed G Riku Helenius and C Chris Lawrence to three-year contracts.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS-Signed D Sami Lepisto to a two-year contract.