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Hockey transactions

National Hockey League

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS-Traded D Lasse Kukkonen and a 2007 third-round draft pick to Philadelphia for F Kyle Calder. Traded Calder to Detroit for F Jason Williams.

DETROIT RED WINGS-Recalled C Matt Hussey from Grand Rapids of the AHL.

EDMONTON OILERS-Recalled D Danny Syvret from Grand Rapids of the AHL.

MONTREAL CANADIENS-Waived RW Aaron Downey. Assigned RW Andrei Kostitsyn to hamilton of the AHL.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS-Aquired RW Richard Zednik from Washington for a 2007 second-round draft pick.

OTTAWA SENATORS-Traded D Andy Hedlund and a 2007 sixth-round draft to washington for D Lawrence Nycholat.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS-Acquired C Bryan Smolinski from Chicago for a 2007 conditional second-round pick and D Brent Sopel from Los Angeles for a 2007 or 2008 second-round draft pick and a 2008 fourth-round draft pick. Waived C Marc Chouinard.

American Hockey League

GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS-Traded RW Ryan Keller to Syracuse for C Ben Simon.

SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE-Recalled RW Derrick McIver from Corpus Christi of the CHL and C Chris Korchinski from Laredo of the CHL.


ECHL-Fined Wheeling owners and co-presidents Jim Brooks and Rob Brooks each an undisclosed amount as a result of their actions following a Feb. 24 game against Johnstown. Fined South Carolina D Nate Kiser and undisclosed amount as a result of his actions a Feb. 23 game Charlotte.

WHEELING NAILERS-Signed F David Mitchell.

Central Hockey League

CHL-Suspended Lubbock D Paul McBrien one game for his actions in a game on Feb. 25.


TULSA OILERS-Waived RW Dennis Sicard.


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