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Hockey transactions

Movements in the world of hockey Friday:

National Hockey League

NHL-Suspended Dallas C Sean Avery for six games for making crude comments regarding his ex-girlfriends dating other hockey players. Avery has served two games of the suspension.

CAROLINA HURRICANES-Recalled D Casey Borer and D Tim Conboy from Albany (AHL). Assigned F Pat Dwyer and D Josef Melichar to Albany.

COLORADO AVALANCHE-Recalled F Chris Stewart from Lake Erie (AHL).

COLUMBUS CRUNCH-Recalled D Clay Wilson from Syracuse (AHL).

DALLAS STARS-Recalled C Tom Wandell from Timra IK (Swedish Elite).

NEW JERSEY DEVILS-Placed F Barry Tallackson on waivers.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS-Placed F Tyler Kennedy (knee) on injury reserve.

American Hockey League

AHL-Suspended Springfield C Gilbert Brule for four games as a result of his actions in a Dec. 3 game at Lowell.

ALBANY RIVER RATS-Signed LW Patrick Bordeleau.

PROVIDENCE BRUINS-Announced LW Ned Lukacevic has been reassigned from Reading (ECHL).

Central Hockey League

AMARILLO GORILLAS-Placed D Matt Frick on waivers.

CORPUS CHRISTI ICE RAYS-Signed F Brett Connolly and F Patrick Steinmayr. Placed F John McNabb on team suspension.

ODESSA JACKALOPES-Signed G Dan McWhinney.

ECHL

READING ROYALS-Named Larry Courville assistant coach. Acquired F David Nimmo from Florida for future considerations.

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