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Hockey transactions

Movements in the world of hockey Wednesday:

National Hockey League

BUFFALO SABRES-Claimed LW Matt Ellis off waivers from Los Angeles.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS-Assigned F Evan Brophey, F Petri Kontiola and F Pascal Pelletier to Rockford (AHL).

EDMONTON OILERS-Assigned G Devan Dubnyk, LW Adam Huxley, LW Liam Reddox, C Tim Sestito, C Tyler Spurgeon and LW Viacheslav Trukhno to Springfield (AHL). Waived C Ryan Potulny and RW Carl Corazzini. Released RW Guillaume Lefebvre.

MINNESOTA WILD-Assigned LW Ryan Hamilton and LW Petr Kalus to Houston (AHL).

NASHVILLE PREDATORS-Assigned G Drew MacIntyre to Milwaukee (AHL).


PITTSBURGH PENGUINS-Traded the rights to D Michal Sersen to Tampa Bay for a 2009 fifth-round draft pick.

SAN JOSE SHARKS-Assigned C Tom Cavanagh, D Jason Demers, G Thomas Greiss, LW Jamie McGinn, D Michael Wilson and C Steven Zalewski to Worcester (AHL).

VANCOUVER CANUCKS-Assigned C Mark Cullen, LW Jason Jaffray and D Jimmy Sharrow to Manitoba (AHL).

American Hockey League

MANITOBA MOOSE-Released LW Trent Campbell, G Jonathan Murray, G Krister Toews and LW Mike Wuchterl. Assigned D Jordie Benn, C Jacob Dietrich and D Matt Kelly to Victoria (ECHL), G Rejean Beauchemin and C Blaine Jarvis to Idaho (ECHL), LW Patrick Bordeleau to Augusta (ECHL), D Wes Cunningham to Florida (ECHL) and LW Chris Robertson to New Mexico (CHL).

HARTFORD WOLF PACKS-Announced the N.Y. Rangers as assigned F Evgeny Grachev to Brampton (OHL) and returned G Antoine Lafleur to Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL).

TORONTO MARLIES-Loaned G Michael Ouzas to Reading (ECHL). Released LW Mark O'Leary, C Brian Ihnacak and D Shawn Snider


LAS VEGAS WRANGLERS-Agreed to terms with C Mike Hamilton and D Michael Beynon.

PHOENIX ROADRUNNERS-Agreed to terms with F Stephen Peat.

Ontario Hockey League

WINDSOR SPITFIRES-Announced International Ice Hockey Federation approved transfer of F Andrei Loktionov from Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of Russian Super League to Windsor.

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

ROUYN-NORANDA HUSKIES-Acquired G Antoine Lafleur from P.E.I. for eighth-round draft pick.



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