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National Hockey League

CAROLINA HURRICANES-Re-signed G Cam Ward to a three-year contract.

LOS ANGELES KINGS-Signed RW Vladimir Dravecky, to a multi-year entry-level contract and G Erik Ersberg, to a one-year entry-level contract.

MONTREAL CANADIENS-Acquired F Ryan Russell from New York for a 2007 seventh-round draft pick and signed him to a three-year contract. Signed F Janne Lahti to a one-year contract.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING-Named Mike Sullivan assistant coach. Signed G Riku Helenius and C Chris Lawrence to three-year contracts.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS-Signed D Sami Lepisto to a two-year contract.



Red Wings Name Derek Lalonde Head Coach

The Detroit Red Wings have named Derek Lalonde the 28th head coach in franchise history.


Stars Sign Wedgewood to Two-Year Extension

The Dallas Stars signed goaltender Scott Wedgewood to a two-year contract extension.

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