Hockey transactions

National Hockey League

ANAHEIM DUCKS-Reassigned RW Bjorn Melin to Portland of the AHL.

COLORADO AVALANCHE-Recalled F Ben Guite from Albany of the AHL.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Recalled D Filip Novak from Syracuse of the AHL.

MINNESOTA WILD-Recalled D Erik Reitz from Houston of the AHL. Assigned RW Joel Ward to Houston.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS-Signed F Rich Peverley to a two-year contract.

NEW YORK RANGERS-Agreed to terms with F Martin Straka on a one-year contract extension.

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American Hockey League

AHL-Suspended Syracuse F Darcy Verot three games for his actions during a Jan. 13 game.

CHICAGO WOLVES-Signed D Brian Lee.

GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS-Announced the Detroit Red Wings assigned F Evan McGrath to Toledo of the ECHL.

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS-Recalled F Tim Wallace from Wheeling of the ECHL.


TOLEDO STORM-Announced Manchester of the AHL recalled D Paul Crosty.


National Lacrosse League

MINNESOTA SWARM-Signed F Ashton McLean.