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Hockey transactions

Movements in the world of hockey Thursday:

National Hockey League

BUFFALO SABRES-Sign D Dennis Persson to three-year entry-level deal.

COLORADO AVALANCHE - Signed D Derek Peltier.

CAROLINA HURRICANES-Announced the retirement of D Glen Wesley and named him director of defenseman development.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS-Assign D Alex Goligoski to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).

ST. LOUIS BLUES-Acquired the rights to D T.J. Fast from Los Angeles for a 2009 fifth round draft pick.

Ontario Hockey League

WINDSOR SPITFIRES-Acquire F Dale Mitchell from Oshawa Generals.

Western Hockey League

RED DEER REBELS-Hire Bryce Thoma as assistant coach.

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