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Monday's Hockey Transactions


National Hockey League

ATLANTA THRASHERS-Recalled RW Spencer Machacek from Chicago (AHL).

CAROLINA HURRICANES-Assigned C Brandon Sutter to Albany (AHL).

COLORADO AVALANCHE-Recalled D Mike Vernace from Lake Erie (AHL).

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS-Recalled D Danny Syvret from Philadelphia (AHL).

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING-Assigned D Josef Melichar to Norfolk (AHL).


Logan Stankoven and Kent Johnson

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Phil Kessel

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