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Hockey transactions

National Hockey League

MINNESOTA WILD-Assigned RW Matt Foy and C Wyatt Smith to Houston of the AHL.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS-Recalled RW Barry Talackson from Lowell of the AHL. Assigned D Alex Brooks to Lowell.

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS-Announced the resignation of Bobby Clarke, general manager. Fired Ken Hitchcock, coach. Promoted John Stevens from assistant coach to head coach. Named Paul Holmgren interim general manager.

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American Hockey League

SPRINGFIELD FALCONS-Assigned D Jay Rosenhill to Johnstown of the ECHL.

ECHL

PHOENIX ROADRUNNERS-Traded D Andrew Winnik to Long Beach for future considerations. Added G Kevin Reiter to the roster.

Central Hockey League

LUBBOCK COTTON KINGS-Signed LW Jaydyn Murray.

WICHITA THUNDER-Signed C Jeremy Koning. Placed LW Jonathan Poirier on waivers.