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Hockey transactions

National Hockey League

ATLANTA THRASHERS-Assigned D Braydon Coburn to Chicago of the AHL.

CAROLINA HURRICANES-Suspended D Anton Babchuk indefinitely for failing to report to Albany of the AHL.

DALLAS STARS-Signed G Mike Smith to a two-year contract extension.

MINNESOTA WILD-Recalled RW Joel Ward from Houston of the AHL.

NEW YORK RANGERS-Assigned D Bryce Lampman to Hartford of the AHL.

OTTAWA SENATORS-Renewed their affiliation agreement with Binghamton of the AHL through 2011-12.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS-Recalled D Alexander Edler from Manitoba of the AHL.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS-Assigned G Frederic Cassivi to Hershey of the AHL.

Central Hockey League

CHL-Suspended Rio Grande Valley LW Rob Voltera three games for his actions in a Feb. 3 game.

LAREDO BUCKS-Signed D Jordan Weibel.

OKLAHOMA CITY BLAZERS-Signed C Ross McCain. Waived D Fritz Sauter.

TULSA OILERS-Waived D Chris Shaw.



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