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Hockey transactions

Movements in the world of hockey Friday:

National Hockey League

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS-Recalled G Corey Crawford from Rockford (AHL). Placed D Aaron Johnson on injured reserve.

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

DETROIT RED WINGS-Recalled RW Darren McCarty from Grand Rapids (AHL).

FLORIDA PANTHERS-Recalled C Shawn Matthias from Rochester (AHL).

NEW YORK ISLANDERS-Activated C Nate Thompson from the injured reserve list. Assigned LW Mitch Fritz to Bridgeport (AHL).

NEW JERSEY DEVILS-Assigned D Jay Leach to Lowell (AHL).

OTTAWA SENATORS-Recalled D Brian Lee and F Zack Smith from Binghamton (AHL).

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

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING-Recalled D Andrew Hutchinson from Norfolk (AHL).

WASHINGTON CAPITALS-Recalled D Bryan Helmer from Hershey (AHL).

American Hockey League

GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS-Announced the return of C Darren Helm from Detroit (NHL).

QUAD CITY FLAMES-Recalled D Gord Baldwin from Las Vegas (ECHL).


READING ROYALS-Signed F Chris Bala and G Bryan Bridges. Loaned D Pat Wellar to Hershey (AHL).

Central Hockey League

RAPID CITY RUSH-Signed F Blaine Jarvis and D Rob Dmytruk.

Eastern Profesional Hockey League


HUDSON VALLEY BEARS-Signed G Vincent Januska.

JERSEY ROCKHOPPERS-Claimed F Anthony Becker off waivers.



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