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Hockey transactions

National Hockey League

ATLANTA THRASHERS-Recalled F Derek MacKenzie and F Joey Crabb from Chicago of the AHL.

CAROLINA HURRICANES-Released D Jason Woolley.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Assigned G Ty Conklin to Syracuse of the AHL.

EDMONTON OILERS-Assigned F Rob Schremp and D Tom Gilbert to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL.

LOS ANGELES KINGS-Assigned D Joey Mormina to Manchester of the AHL.

MINNESOTA WILD-Assigned D Shawn Belle and C Wyatt Smith to Houston of the AHL.

MONTREAL CANADIENS-Traded F Mike Ribeiro and a 2007 fifth-round draft pick to Dallas for D Janne Niinimaa and a 2008 sixth-round draft pick.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS-Reassigned D Kevin Klein and D Nolan Yonkman to Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS-Traded D Vladimir Malakhov and a conditional first-round draft pick to San Jose for D Jim Fahey and the rights to LW Alexander Korolyuk.

NEW YORK RANGERS-Assigned D Marc Staal to Sudbury of the OHL and F Brandon Dubinsky and F Francis Lessard to Hartford of the AHL.

PHOENIX COYOTES-Assigned D Matt Jones, G David LeNeveu, D Travis Roche, D Matthew Spiller and RW Bill Thomas to San Antonio of the AHL.

ST. LOUIS BLUES-Signed F Denis Pederson to a one-year contract. Assigned Pederson, F Mike Glumac, F Magnus Kahnberg, F Trent Whitfield and D Mike Stuart to Peoria of the AHL.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING-Assigned LW Norm Milley to Springfield of the AHL.

American Hockey League

GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS-Assigned F Mike Walsh to Toledo of the ECHL. Released D Paul Crosty, D Andy Zulyniak, F Mike Berry, F Tyson Gimblett, F Brandon Kaleniecki, F Evan Kotsopoulous, F Andrew Martin and F Jamie Tardif.

HARTFORD WOLF PACK-Released D Cole Byers, D Ren Fauci, D Mike Gabinet, D Kenny Smith, D Matt Smyth, F Dan Murphy, F Adam Nightingale, F Daymen Rycroft, F Brett Smith and F Jeff Valdes. Loaned G Alex Westlund and F Mike Ouellette to Charlotte of the ECHL.

SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE-Returned C Peter Mueller to Everett of the WHL.

Central Hockey League


United Hockey League

KALAMAZOO WINGS-Signed G Tom Askey to a two-year contract.



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