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NHL

CALGARY FLAMES-Re-signed F Wayne Primeau to three-year contract. Re-signed D David Hale to one-year contract.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS-Re-signed F/D David Koci.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Named Claude Noel assistant coach. Extended the contracts of Gary Agnew, Gord Murphy and Clint Malarchuk, assistant coaches.

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NEW JERSEY DEVILS-Signed F Mike Rupp.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS-Re-signed F Jeff Cowan to a two-year contract extension.

ECHL

JOHNSTOWN CHIEFS-Agreed to terms with C Jean Desrochers.

PHOENIX ROADRUNNERS-Agreed to terms with C Jeff Kyrzakos.

Central

YOUNGSTOWN STEELHOUNDS-Re-signed D Stephen Margeson.