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Hockey transactions

National Hockey League

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Placed LW Rick Nash and D Duvie Westcott on injured reserve. Recalled LW Alexandre Picard and D Derrick Walser from Syracuse of the AHL.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS-Assigned D Mark Fraser to Lowell of the AHL.

NEW YORK RANGERS-Assigned F Bruce Graham to Charlotte of the AHL.

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS-Claimed G Michael Leighton off waivers from Nashville. Assigned F Eric Meloche, F Stefan Ruzicka and D Jussi Timonen to Philadelphia of the AHL.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS-Recalled D Noah Welch from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL.

American Hockey League

HERSHEY BEARS-Signed C Kyle Wilson.


ECHL-Fined the Cincinnati organization an undisclosed amount for a violation of regulations.

Central Hockey League

CHL-Granted Rocky Mountain LW Nathan Rosychuk a leave of absence.

RIO GRANDE VALLEY KILLER BEES-Traded C Bill Newson, D Kurtis Dulle and D Jamie Lovell to Tulsa for LW David Masse and D Matt Medley.



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