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Hockey transactions

National Hockey League

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Activated D Duvie Westcott from injured reserve. Assigned D Filip Novak to Syracuse of the AHL.

LOS ANGELES KINGS-Assigned G Yutaka Fukufuji to Long Beach of the ECHL.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS-Traded D Alexei Zhitnik to Philadelphia for D Freddy Meyer and a conditional third-round draft pick. Recalled D Chris Campoli from Bridgeport of the AHL. Assigned RW Blake Comeau to Bridgeport. Activated C Alexi Yashin from injured reserve.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS-Assigned RW Tyler Bouck to Manitoba of the AHL.

American Hockey League

BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS-Recalled D Jason Goulet from Pensacola of the ECHL.

MANCHESTER MONARCHS-Recalled G Ryan Munce from Reading of the ECHL.

WORCESTER SHARKS-Loaned D Tom Walsh to Fresno of the ECHL.


LAS VEGAS WRANGLERS-Loaned D Ryan Bonni to Omaha of the AHL.



Kris Letang

Penguins Hope to Get Deal With Kris Letang Done Soon

Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ron Hextall said he'd "be surprised" if the team doesn't get a deal together soon with defenseman Kris Letang, while adding the team is still working on Evgeni Malkin.


Wild Sign Middleton to Three-Year Extension

The Minnesota Wild have signed defenseman Jacob Middleton to a three-year contract extension.

Kirill Kaprizov

Wild GM Guerin Says Kaprizov Remains in Russia Amid Fake ID Report

Minnesota Wild GM Bill Guerin has denied reports that Kirill Kaprizov flew back to the United States following news of Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ivan Fedotov's detainment in Russia last week.