Hockey transactions

National Hockey League

ATLANTA THRASHERS-Recalled D Mark Popovic from Chicago of the AHL. Placed D Garnet Exelby on injured reserve.

BOSTON BRUINS-Recalled C Yan Stastny and G Brian Finley from Providence of the AHL. Assigned D Matt Lashoff, D Wade Brookbank, F Jeff Hoggan and G Mike Brown to Providence.

DALLAS STARS-Recalled LW Loui Eriksson from loan from Iowa of the AHL. Placed C Steve Ott on injured reserve.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS-Assigned D Jim Fahey to Lowell of the AHL.

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PHOENIX COYOTES-Assigned C Mike Ricci to San Antonio of the AHL.

SAN JOSE SHARKS-Assigned D Josh Gorges to Worcester of the AHL.

American Hockey League

HARTFORD WOLF PACK-Loaned F Jakub Petruzalet to Charlotte of the ECHL.

HERSHEY BEARS-Recalled D Marc Busenburg from South Carolina of the ECHL.

IOWA STARS-Recalled LW Francis Wathier from Idaho of the ECHL.

Central Hockey League

BOSSIER-SHREVEPORT MUDBUGS-Signed RW Jason Williamson and LW Cam Abbott.