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Hockey transactions

Movements in the world of hockey Wednesday:

National Hockey League

NHL-Suspended Atlanta LW Ilya Kovalchuk one game without pay for a hit from behind on N.Y. Rangers D Michal Rozsival in a Jan. 22 game.

ATLANTA THRASHERS-Recalled F Jim Slater and F Brett Sterling from Chicago (AHL).

CALGARY FLAMES-Assigned F Eric Nystrom to Quad City (AHL).

COLORADO AVALANCHE-Assigned F David Jones to Lake Erie (AHL).

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Assigned D Marc Methot to Syracuse (AHL).

DALLAS STARS-Assigned RW B.J. Crombeen to Iowa (AHL).

ST. LOUIS BLUES-Recalled F Yan Stastny from Peoria (AHL).

Central Hockey League

LAREDO BUCKS-Signed F Derek Legault.

WICHITA THUNDER-Placed D Eric Nelson on waivers.

YOUNGSTOWN STEELHOUNDS-Placed G Layne Sedevie on waivers.

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