Hockey transactions

National Hockey League

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Assigned RW Jaroslav Balastik to Syracuse of the AHL.

LOS ANGELES KINGS-Assigned C Patrick O’Sullivan to Manchester of the AHL.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS-Signed C Jim Dowd. Assigned LW Dan LaCouture to Lowell of the AHL.

OTTAWA SENATORS-Assigned C Alexei Kaigorodov to Binghamton of the AHL.

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS-Assigned D Lars Jonsson and D Alexandre Picard to Philadelphia of the AHL.

American Hockey League

CHICAGO WOLVES-Assigned D Tim Wedderburn to Rockford of the UHL.

HAMILTON BULLDOGS-Announced the resignation of Brian Lewis, executive director of operations.

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SPRINGFIELD FALCONS-Recalled F Radek Smolenak, D Geoff Waugh and G Jonathan Boutin from Johnstown of the ECHL. Assigned F David Spina to Johnstown.

Central Hockey League

CHL-Suspended Laredo LW Tyler Lawson for two games for his actions in an Oct. 31 game.

AMARILLO GORILLAS-Signed LW David Silverstone. Announced LW Jeremy Stevenson has been granted a leave of absence by league.

COLORADO EAGLES-Waived G Jomar Cruz.


WICHITA THUNDER -Signed D Ryan Van Buskirk.

United Hockey League

FLINT GENERALS-Signed F Bobby Reynolds.