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Movements in the world of hockey Wednesday:

National Hockey League

NHL-Suspended Phoenix F Francis Lessard for the remainder of preseason and three regular-season games as the result of a game misconduct penalty in a preseason game against Anaheim on Sept. 18. Suspended Los Angeles D Sean O'Donnell for the remainder of preseason and two regular-season games as the result of a match penalty in a preseason game against the N.Y. Islanders on Tuesday.

NHL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION-Announced the retirement of G Olaf Kolzig.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Assigned G Dan LaCosta and G Kevin Lalande to Syracuse (AHL).

NEW YORK ISLANDERS-Assigned LW Sean Bentivoglio, LW Justin DiBenedetto, C Tyler Haskins, LW Jesse Joensuu, G Nathan Lawson and RW Tony Romano to Bridgeport (AHL).

SAN JOSE SHARKS-Signed C Manny Malhotra.


IDAHO STEELHEADS-Agreed to terms with F Ashton Rome.


National Lacrosse League

CALGARY ROUGHNECKS-Signed F Jeff Shattler to a three-year contract.


Kyle Turris

Kyle Turris Retires, Joins BCHL Team in Front Office Role

Former NHL forward Kyle Turris is joining the BCHL's Coquitlam Express as a special advisor to the GM and development coach.

Nazem Kadri

Is A Deal Close Between Nazem Kadri And The Islanders?

Nazem Kadri and the New York Islanders have been linked in the rumor mill since mid-July but there's been no sign of a contract between the two sides. However, some believe a deal might not be far away.


World Junior Roundup: Finland, Sweden, Canada, Czechia Advance to Semifinal

The four teams that will play for medals at the World Junior Championship have been decided, with tournament heavyweights USA bowing out after a loss to Czechia to close out quarterfinal action on Wednesday.