Hockey transactions

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Movements in the world of hockey Thursday:

National Hockey League

ANAHEIM DUCKS-Recalled LW Drew Miller from Iowa (AHL).

ATLANTA THRASHERS-Assigned LW Brett Sterling and RW Spencer Machacek to Chicago (AHL). Recalled RW Joey Crabb from Chicago.

MONTREAL CANADIENS-Signed F Olivier Fortier to a three-year contract.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS-Announced that D Jay Leach completed his conditioning assignment at Lowell (AHL) and has rejoined the team.

NEW YORK RANGERS-Agreed to terms with F Paul Crowder.

SAN JOSE SHARKS-Recalled F Ryan Vesce from Worcester (AHL).

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING-Recalled D Josef Melichar from Norfolk (AHL).

WASHINGTON CAPITALS-Recalled LW Quintin Laing from Hershey (AHL). Assigned C Keith Aucoin to Hershey.

American Hockey League

MANITOBA MOOSE-Assigned D Dylan Yeo to Victoria (ECHL).

PROVIDENCE BRUINS-Reacalled F Levin Nelson from Reading (ECHL).

Eastern Professional Hockey League

BROOKLYN ACES-Waived F Mike Thomson.

HUDSON VALLEY BEARS-Announced F John Geverd was returned from Dayton (ECHL). Signed G Al Loges. Claimed F Mike Thomson from waivers.