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Hockey transactions

Movements in the world of hockey Wednesday:

National Hockey League

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS-Called up D Nate Guerin from Philadelphia (AHL).

VANCOUVER CANUCKS-Recalled LW Jannik Hansen from Manitoba (AHL).

American Hockey League

ALBANY RIVER RATS-Reassigned D Brett Peterson to Florida (ECHL).

CHICAGO WOLVES-Signed G Robert Gherson. Announced the Atlanta Thrashers assigned D Chad Denny from Gwinnett (ECHL) to the club. Reassigned G Dan Turple and D Scott Lehman to Gwinnett.

SPRINGFIELD FALCONS-Announced F Robert Nilsson has been recalled by Edmonton (NHL) and F Jean-Francois Jacques has been reassigned back to the team by the Oilers.

ECHL

OKLAHOMA CITY BLAZERS-Signed LW D.J. Jelitto.

VICTORIA SALMON KINGS-Named Steve Lingren part time assistant coach.

WICHITA THUNDER-Waived D Matt Smyth. Signed F Ladislav Kouba.

International Hockey League

KALAMAZOO KINGS-Signed D Florian Iberer.

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