National Hockey League
ANAHEIM DUCKS-Assigned D Brendan Mikkelson to Toronto (AHL) and LW Logan MacMillan to Bakersfield (ECHL).
CAROLINA HURRICANES-Signed G Cam Ward to a six-year contract.
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS-Assigned F Bryan Bickell, F Evan Brophey, F Jake Dowell, F Rob Klinkhammer and F Jack Skille to Rockford (AHL). Placed F Adam Burish and F Marian Hossa on injured reserve.
MINNESOTA WILD-Signed LW Andy Hilbert to a one-year contract and assigned him to Houston (AHL). Assigned C Nathan Smith to Houston.
NASHVILLE PREDATORS-Signed D Francis Bouillon to a one-year contract. Assigned F Cal O’Reilly and D Cody Franson to Milwaukee (AHL). Placed F Joel Ward and F Colin Wilson on injured reserve.
NEW JERSEY DEVILS-Placed F Ilkka Pikkarainen and D Mark Fraser on injured reserve. Announced D Rob Davison, D Jay Leach and F Tim Sestito cleared waivers and were assigned to Lowell (AHL).
NEW YORK RANGERS-Agreed to terms with D Alexei Semenov.
PHOENIX COYOTES-Claimed F Paul Bissonnette off waivers from Pittsburgh. Signed F Matt Watkins and assigned him to San Antonio (AHL). Assigned LW Ryan Hollweg to San Antonio and D Nick Ross to Las Vegas (ECHL).
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS-Claimed F Chris Bourque off waivers from Washington. Announced F Ryan Bayda, F Chris Conner, D Nate Guenin and D Deryk Engelland cleared waivers and were assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
ST. LOUIS BLUES-Assigned D Tyson Strachan to Peoria (AHL).
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING-Assigned D Matt Lashoff and D Mike Lundin to Norfolk (AHL). Signed LW Mitch Fritz to a one-year contract and assigned him to Norfolk.
VANCOUVER CANUCKS-Assigned D Michael Funk and D Lawrence Nycholat to Manitoba (AHL).
WASHINGTON CAPITALS-Recalled LW Boyd Kane from Hershey (AHL). Assigned G Michal Neuvirth to Hershey. Placed RW Eric Fehr and LW Tomas Fleischmann on injured reserve.
American Hockey League
CHICAGO WOLVES-Released F Derek Parker, D Aaron Brocklehurst and G Kevin Armstrong. Assigned LW Patrick Galivan to Gwinnett (ECHL).
HAMILTON BULLDOGS-Released F Sam Bloom and F Brett Robinson.
MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS-Released F Barret Ehgoetz, F Matt Pierce and D Brock Sheahan. Reassigned F Bryan Leitch to Cincinnati (ECHL).
PROVIDENCE BRUINS-Announced Boston (NHL) assigned F Vladimir Sobotka to the team.
WORCESTER SHARKS-Released F Mathieu Curadeau, F Bill Louppe, D Tom Morrow, G Adam Russo and G Ryan Nie.