Hockey transactions

National Hockey League

NHL-Suspended Nashville F Scott Nichol nine games for a blind-side punch to the head of Buffalo D Jaroslav Spacek in a Dec. 21 game.

CALGARY FLAMES-Assigned RW Dave Moss, C Dustin Boyd and D Richie Regehr to Omaha of the AHL.

ST. LOUIS BLUES-Recalled C Trent Whitfield from Peoria of the AHL.

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WASHINGTON CAPITALS-Recalled LW Alexandre Giroux and D Jeff Schultz from Hershey of the AHL.

Central Hockey League

AMARILLO GORILLAS-Signed G Garth Carrell.

NEW MEXICO SCORPIONS-Placed D Shawn Futers on waivers.

TULSA OILERS-Placed LW Dan Carney on waivers.


JOHNSTOWN CHIEFS-Signed F Dmitri Tarabrin.

TOLEDO STORM-Added F Nello Ferrara and G Steve Klockowski to the roster.