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Hockey transactions

Movements in the world of hockey Friday:

National Hockey League

NHL-Suspended The New York Islanders D Brendan Witt five games for elbowing Toronto's Niklas Hagman in the head in a Feb. 26 game.

ANAHEIM DUCKS-Recalled F Drew Miller from Iowa (AHL). Reassigned D Brian Salcido to Iowa.

BOSTON BRUINS-Placed F Petteri Nokelainen on injured reserve. Recalled F Vladimir Sobotka from Providence (AHL).

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS-Recalled RW Jack Skille from Rockford (AHL).

LOS ANGELES KINGS-Activated F Dustin Brown from non-roster status.

MONTREAL CANADIENS-Claimed F Glen Metropolit off waivers from Philadelphia.

OTTAWA SENATORS-Assigned D Brian Lee to Binghamton (AHL). Recalled G Martin Gerber from Binghamton.

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS-Recalled F Jared Ross from Philadelphia (AHL).

VANCOUVER CANUCKS-Claimed D Ossi Vaananen off waivers from Philadelphia.

American Hockey League

HAMILTON BULLDOGS-Signed F Mark Van Guilder.

MANITOBA MOOSE-Recalled F Dan Gendur from Victoria (ECHL).

ECHL

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS-Announced G Jeff Jakaitis has been called up by Portland (AHL) and G Maxime Daigneault has be reassigned to the team by Hartford (AHL).

Eastern Professional Hockey League

HUDSON VALLEY BEARS-Announced F John Geverd was returned from Reading (ECHL). Signed D Anthony DiPalma.

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