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Hockey transactions

Movements in the world of hockey Thursday:

National Hockey League

CAROLINA HURRICANES-Signed F Dwight Helminen to a one-year contract.

COLORADO AVALANCHE-Signed D Daniel Tjarnqvist to a one-year contract. Signed F Chris Durno.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Signed F Kristian Huselius to a four-year contract. Named Chris MacFarland assistant general manager, Mike Vogt athletic trainer and Josh Flynn manager of hockey administration.

DALLAS STARS-Signed RW Landon Wilson to a one-year contract and D Maxime Fortunus, LW Francis Wathier and D Garrett Stafford to two-year contracts.

MINNESOTA WILD-Signed RW Antti Miettinen to a three-year contract.

MONTREAL CANADIENS-Signed D Alex Henry and G Marc Denis to one-year contracts, G Cedrick Desjardins to a two-year contract and F Georges Laraque to a three-year contract. Traded F Mikhail Grabovski to Toronto for D Greg Pateryn and a 2010 second-round draft pick.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS-Signed C Mike Iggulden, D Brett Skinner, C Kurtis McLean, D Chris Lee, F Mitch Fritz and G Peter Mannino to one-year contracts.

NEW YORK RANGERS-Signed LW Markus Naslund to two-year contract.

PHOENIX COYOTES-Signed D David Hale and D Matt Jones to two-year contracts, RW Derek Nesbitt and D Drew Fata. Extended their affiliation agreement with San Antonio (AHL) for two years through the 2010-11 season.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS-Signed G Marc-Andre Fleury to a seven-year contract.

SAN JOSE SHARKS-Signed D Rob Blake to one-year contract.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING-Signed D Scott Jackson to a three-year contract and LW David Koci and C Wyatt Smith to one-year contracts.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS-Signed C Keith Aucoin to a two-year contract.

American Hockey League

MANITOBA MOOSE-Extended their affiliation agreement with Victoria (ECHL) for one year. Signed G Karl Goehring and F Scott Howes.


PHOENIX ROADRUNNERS-Made qualifying offers to F Matt Carter, F Gino Guyer, F Mathieu Melanson, F Sean O'Connor; D Rob Dmytruk, D Bryan Nathe, D Tom Sawatske and G Dave McKee.

Eastern Professional Hockey League

NEW HAMPSHIRE-Announced the teams nickname will be Freeze. Named Rob Miller coach.


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