Hockey transactions

National Hockey League

ANAHEIM DUCKS-Recalled G David McKee from Augusta of the ECHL.

CALGARY FLAMES-Assigned D Brad Ference to Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben of the AHL.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS-Acquired D Bruno St. Jacques and F Pierre Parenteau from Anaheim Ducks for G Sebastien Caron, F Matt Keith and F Chris Durno.

COLORADO AVALANCHE-Recalled D Kyle Cumiskey from Albany of the AHL.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Placed G Pascal Leclaire on injured reserve. Recalled G Ty Conklin from Syracuse of the AHL.

LOS ANGELES KINGS-Activated C Alyn McCauley and G Mathieu Garon from injured reserve. Placed G Dan Cloutier on injured reserve.

NEW YORK RANGERS-Assigned F Jed Ortmeyer to Hartford of the AHL on a conditioning assignment. Placed D Sandis Ozolinsh on injured reserve.

SAN JOSE SHARKS-Signed D Derek Joslin.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS-Recalled F Chris St. Jacques and F Luke Fulghum from Columbia of the ECHL.

American Hockey League

ALBANY RIVER RATS-Recalled D Michael Vernace from Arizona of the CHL.

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

HOUSTON AEROS-Assigned F Alex Leavitt to Texas of the ECHL.

IOWA STARS-Recalled RW Jamie Tardif from Toldeo of the ECHL.

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MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS-Recalled G Scott Reid from New Mexico of the CHL. Released G Mike McKenna.

PORTLAND PIRATES-Recalled F J.B. Bittner from Augusta of the ECHL.

ROCHESTER AMERICANS-Recalled F Jonathan Lehun and D Martin Tuma from Florida of the ECHL. Assigned F Jonathan Lehun to Florida.

Central Hockey League



ECHL-Suspended Utah D Ed Campbell two games and fined him an undisclosed amount for a game misconduct for slashing against Bakersfield on Dec. 23. Suspended Alaska D Steven Later three games and fined him an undisclosed amount for a game misconduct for instigating an altercation with the last five minutes plus an elbowing minor against Idaho on Dec. 23.


DAYTON BOMBERS-Claimed F Aaron Gill off waivers from Idaho.

PHOENIX ROADRUNNERS-Loaned C Chris Ferraro and C Cam Paddock to San Antonio of the AHL.

READING ROYALS-Loaned F Arpad Mihaly to Binghamton of the AHL.

TOLEDO STORM-Loaned F Jamie Tardif to Iowa of the AHL.

TRENTON TITANS-Traded F Scott Sheppard to Columbia for D Chris Barr.

VICTORIA SALMON KINGS-Fired Tony MacAulay, coach. Named Mark Morrison coach.