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Hockey transactions

National Hockey League

CAROLINA HURRICANES-Re-signed Marshall Johnston, director of professional scouting; Claude Larose and Ron Smith, professional scouts; and Martin Madden, amateur scout, to multi-year contracts.

MINNESOTA WILD-Agreed to terms with G Niklas Backstrom on a multi-year contract.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING-Announced a one-year affiliation agreement with Mississippi (ECHL) for the 2007-08 season.

United Hockey League

FORT WAYNE KOMETS-Named Al Sims coach and director of player personnel.


Marie Hui, Vancouver Canucks

Growing the Game: Hockey Canada, Lunar New Year and PHF All-Stars

Ian Kennedy looks at Hockey Canada's continued search for a new CEO, the Vancouver Canucks celebrating the Lunar Year and the PHF All-Star Weekend preview.

Andrei Kuzmenko

Canucks Sign Andrei Kuzmenko to Two-Year Extension

The Vancouver Canucks announced they signed forward Andrei Kuzmenko to a two-year contract extension.

Ryan O'Reilly and Vladimir Tarasenko

Blues Could Soon Shop Ryan O'Reilly and Vladimir Tarasenko

St. Louis Blues forwards Ryan O'Reilly and Vladimir Tarasenko surface again in the NHL rumor mill and trade speculation. What's their status?