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Hockey transactions

Movements in the world of hockey Wednesday:

National Hockey League

CAROLINA HURRICANES-Activated D Frantisek Kaberle from injured reserve. Assigned D Tim Conboy to Albany (AHL).

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Activated F Derek Dorsett from injured reserve. Placed D Ole-Kristian Tollefsen on injured reserve.

MINNESOTA WILD-Activated RW Marian Gaborik from injured reserve.

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS-Assigned D Randy Jones to Philadelphia (AHL).

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS-Recalled F Jeff Taffe and F Ryan Stone from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).

ST. LOUIS BLUES-Recalled D Jonas Junland from Peoria (AHL).

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

American Hockey League

SYRACUSE CRUNCH-Released G Ryan Munce.

TORONTO MARLIES-Recalled F Max Taylor from Reading (ECHL).


Kris Letang

Penguins Hope to Get Deal With Kris Letang Done Soon

Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ron Hextall said he'd "be surprised" if the team doesn't get a deal together soon with defenseman Kris Letang, while adding the team is still working on Evgeni Malkin.


Wild Sign Middleton to Three-Year Extension

The Minnesota Wild have signed defenseman Jacob Middleton to a three-year contract extension.

Kirill Kaprizov

Wild GM Guerin Says Kaprizov Remains in Russia Amid Fake ID Report

Minnesota Wild GM Bill Guerin has denied reports that Kirill Kaprizov flew back to the United States following news of Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ivan Fedotov's detainment in Russia last week.