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Hockey transactions - Aug. 17

Movements in the world of hockey Monday:

National Hockey League

NEW YORK RANGERS-Signed F Vinny Prospal.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS-Signed RW Sergei Shirokov.

American Hockey League

AHL-Named Rod Pasma executive vice president of hockey operations.

GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS-Named John VanderHaagen e-sales and marketing database manager.

MANITOBA MOOSE-Signed C Marty Murray.

TOP HEADLINES

Kris Letang
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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.

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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.