Hockey transactions

National Hockey League

ANAHEIM DUCKS-Recalled C Tim Brent and RW Bjorn Melin from Portland of the AHL. Assigned C Ryan Shannon to Portland.

CAROLINA HURRICANES-Recalled LW Ryan Bayda from Albany of the AHL. Named Curt Johnson director of marketing.

LOS ANGELES KINGS-Recalled RW Konstantin Pushkarev from Manchester of the AHL. Loaned D Mike Weaver to Manchester. Placed LW Scott Thornton on injured reserve, retroactive to Dec. 29.

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NEW YORK RANGERS-Signed F Blair Betts to a two-year contract extension through the 2008-09 season.

OTTAWA SENATORS-Assigned C Josh Hennessy to Binghamton of the AHL. American Hockey League

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS-Assigned LW Joe Jensen to Wheeling of the ECHL.

Central Hockey League

CHL-Voided the trade of LW Connor Hughes from Corpus Christi to Wichita.