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Hockey transactions

Movements in the world of hockey Wednesday:

National Hockey League

CAROLINA HURRICANES-Activated D Dennis Seidenberg from injured reserve. Placed D Anton Babchuk on injured reserve.

LOS ANGELES KINGS-Recalled F Teddy Purcell from Manchester (AHL).

MONTREAL CANADIENS-Assigned F Olivier Latendresse from Cincinnati (ECHL) to Hamilton (AHL).

SAN JOSE SHARKS-Assigned F Matt Jones from Worcester (AHL) to Phoenix (ECHL).

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING-Recalled C Zenon Konopka from Norfolk (AHL).

American Hockey League

BINGHAMTON SENATORS-Announced Ottawa (NHL) assigned RW Jim McKenzie and D Geoff Waugh to Elmira (ECHL).

PROVIDENCE BRUINS-Released D Josh Engel.

SYRACUSE CRUNCH-Signed G Ryan Munce.

TORONTO MARLIES-Loaned F Max Taylor to Reading (ECHL).

Eastern Professional Hockey League

JERSEY ROCKHOPPERS-Signed F Logan Bittle. Waived D Anthony Sarno.

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