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Hockey transactions


ATLANTA THRASHERS-Signed D Garnet Exelby to multiyear contract.

BOSTON BRUINS-Acquired LW Peter Schaefer from Ottawa for RW Shean Donovan.

CAROLINA HURRICANES-Acquired C Matt Cullen from the New York Rangers for D Andrew Hutchinson, F Joe Barnes and a 2008 third-round draft.

COLORADO AVALANCHE-Re-signed F Mark Rycroft to a one-year contract. Signed D Jeff Jillson and D Dale Purinton to one-year contracts.

DETROIT RED WINGS-Signed F Matt Ellis, D Brad Ference and G Adam Berkhoel.

EDMONTON OILERS-Agreed to terms with F Colin McDonald on two-year contract and with F Ryan Flinn and D T.J. Kemp on one-year contracts.

LOS ANGELES KINGS-Agreed to terms with D Thomas Hickey on three-year contract.

MINNESOTA WILD-Re-signed D Kurtis Foster to a one-year contract.

MONTREAL CANADIENS-Re-signed D Josh Gorges, D Jean-Philippe Cote, D Andrew Archer, G Yann Danis, F Duncan Milroy and F Corey Locke.

OTTAWA SENATORS-Signed D Matt Kinch to a one-year contract.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS-Named Tom Fitzgerald director of player development and Jason Botterill director of hockey administration.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING-Named Rob Kennedy assistant equipment manager. Named Claude Loiselle general manager, Pete Henderson equipment manager and Rodney Bogart medical trainer for Norfolk (AHL).

WASHINGTON CAPITALS-Re-signed D Steve Eminger and C Brian Sutherby. Signed C Jason Morgan.


CHICAGO WOLVES-Signed C Andre Deveaux.

MANITOBA MOOSE-Re-signed F Alex Bolduc, D Maxime Fortunus and D Matt Kelly. Signed D Dylan Yeo.

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS-Re-signed RW Dennis Bonvie to one-year contract.


READING ROYALS-Signed D Rob LaLonde.

LAS VEGAS WRANGLERS-Acquired RW Brandon Kaleniecki from Gwinnett for financial considerations.



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