Hockey transactions

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Movements in the world of hockey Monday:

National Hockey League

NHLPA-RW Darren McCarty announced his retirement.

CAROLINA HURRICANES-Recalled D Brett Carson from Albany (AHL).

DALLAS STARS-Placed D Karlis Skrastins on injured reserve, retroactive to Dec. 3. Recalled D Ivan Vishnevskiy from Texas (AHL).

NASHVILLE PREDATORS-Recalled D Alexander Sulzer from Milwaukee (AHL) and D Reid Cashman from Cincinnati (ECHL). Reassigned G Jeremy Smith to Cincinnati and G Mark Dekanich from Cincinnati to Milwaukee. Released F Matt Pierce.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS-Assigned D Karl Alzner to Hershey (AHL).

American Hockey League

AHL-Suspended Syracuse LW Kevin Harvey for two games as a result of his actions in a Dec. 4 game at Binghamton.

HARTFORD WOLF PACK-Signed F Andrew Carroll.

SPRINGFIELD FALCONS-Reassigned F Jamie Bates to Stockton (ECHL).

SYRACUSE CRUNCH-Signed C Daniel Tkaczuk.

ECHL

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS-Announced F Andrew Carroll has been loaned to Hartford (AHL). Announced D Tysen Dowzak has been assigned to the team by the New York Rangers.

KALAMAZOO WINGS-Announced F Mathieu Curadeau has been returned to the team by Hamilton (AHL). Released F Travis Granbois and F Tommy Lange.

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