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Hockey transactions

Movements in the world of hockey Thursday:

National Hockey League

BOSTON BRUINS-Reassigned D Matt Lashoff to Providence (AHL).

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Recalled D Kris Russell from Syracuse (AHL). Placed RW Derek Dorsett on injured reserve.

EDMONTON OILERS-Assigned C Tim Sestito to Springfield (AHL).

FLORIDA PANTHERS-Traded RW Wade Belak to Nashville for C Nick Tarnasky.

MONTREAL CANADIENS-Recalled F Matt D'Agostini from Hamilton (AHL).

OTTAWA SENATORS-Placed D Luke Richardson on waivers.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS-Recalled F Janne Pesonen from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).

ST. LOUIS BLUES-Assigned D Steve Wagner to Peoria (AHL).

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING-Recalled RW Steve Downie and D Matt Smaby from Norfolk (AHL).

American Hockey League

LAKE ERIE MONSTERS-Recalled F Codey Burki from Johnstown (ECHL).

NORFOLK ADMIRALS-Recalled F Mathieu Curadeau from Fort Wayne (IHL).

QUAD CITY FLAMES-Announced D Gord Baldwin was assigned from Las Vegas (ECHL).

ECHL

ALASKA ACES-Signed F Lance Galbraith.

FRESNO FALCONS-Announced D Brad Brown was returned from Quad City (AHL).

GWINNETT GLADIATORS-Announced D Scott Marchesi was returned from Chicago (AHL).

READING ROYALS-Loaned D Patrick Wellar to Hershey (AHL).

WHEELING NAILERS-Released G Billy Higgins.

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