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Hockey transactions

Movements in the world of hockey Monday:

National Hockey League

NHL-Suspended Toronto LW Ryan Hollweg two games as a result of being assessed his third game misconduct within 41 games in the boarding/checking from behind category.

ANAHEIM DUCKS-Assigned LW Ryan Donally and C Andrew Ebbett to Iowa (AHL).

ATLANTA THRASHERS-Assigned F Joey Crabb, F Colin Stuart and D Boris Valabik to Chicago (AHL).

CAROLINA HURRICANES-Signed F Dan Dan LaCouture to a one-year contract.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS-Assigned RW Troy Brouwer and G Corey Crawford to Rockford (AHL). Returned F Akim Aliu and F Kyle Beach to their junior clubs.

COLORADO AVALANCE-Assigned D Kyle Cumiskey to Lake Erie (AHL).

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Assigned G Dan LaCosta to Syracuse (AHL) and D Jon Landry to Johnstown (ECHL). Released D Richard Matvichuk.

NEW YORK RANGERS-Assigned G Miika Wiikman to Hartford (AHL).

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING-Reassigned G Karri Ramo and D Vladimir Mihalik to Norfolk (AHL).


VANCOUVER CANUCKS-Acquired D Shane O'Brien and F Michel Ouellet from Tampa Bay for D Lukas Krajicek and F Juraj Simek. Assigned Ouellet to Manitoba (AHL). Returned F Cody Hodgson to Brampton (OHL).

WASHINGTON CAPITALS-Assigned D Karl Alzner and F Chris Bourque to Hershey (AHL). Waived F Quintin Laing.

American Hockey League

HARTFORD WOLF PACK-Announced the N.Y. Rangers reassigned D Michael Busto, LW Ryan Hillier and LW Tomas Zaborsky to Charlotte (ECHL). Loaned C David Skokan and D David Urquhart to Charlotte. Released D Julien Brouillette, C Peter-James Corsi, F Matt Ford, RW Marty Guerin, G Jeff Jakaitis, LW Michel Leveille, D Lyon Messier, D Jared Nightingale, RW David Rutherford and C Peter Tsimikalis to Charlotte and LW Will Bodine to Utah (ECHL). Released G Andrew Gallant, G Martin Houle and F Guillaume Parenteau.

MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS-Reassigned G Kyle Gajewski to Cincinnati (ECHL). Released F Mitch Carefoot, F Mathieu Roy, F Danny Roussin, F Chris Korchinski, D Jon Insana, D Sean Perkins, D Donny Grover and D Gerard Miller.

NORFOLK ADMIRALS-Assigned F Mathieu Curadeau to Fort Wayne (IHL). Announced D Kevin Quick was reassigned by Tampa Bay to Augusta (ECHL). Returned G Craig Kowalski to Gwinnett (ECHL). Released F Luciano Aquino and D Jay Holladay.

PROVIDENCE BRUINS-Announced C Martin St. Pierre has cleared waivers and joined the team. Released F Dan Eves, F Joe Rooney, D Thomas Harrison and D Derick Martin.

QUAD CITY FLAMES-Released G Scott Reid, F Mike Hamilton, C Troy Ofukany, F Jeff Pierce, C Justin Bowers and G Ryan Dutton.

SPRINGFIELD FALCONS-Assigned F Les Reaney, F Garet Hunt, F Ryan Huddy, D Ryan Constant, D Jordan Bendfeld and G Bryan Pitton to Stockton (ECHL).

SYRACUSE CRUNCH-Released D Shayne Baylis, C John Hughes, F Bryan McGregor, G David Reekie and C Jereme Tendler.

WORCESTER SHARKS-Released RW Nate Bostic, D Matt Burke, RW Bryan Esner, G Derek MacIntyre, LW James McEwan and LW Dominic Osman.

Quebec Major Junior Hockey :eague

SAINT JOHN SEA DOGS-Traded F Francois Gauthier and a fifth-round draft pick to Val-d'Or for a first-round pick.


CHARLOTTE CHECKERS-Agreed to terms with F Ryan Murphy and F Jeff Miles.

PHOENIX ROADRUNNERS-Announced D Rory Rawlyk has been assigned to the team by Worcester (AHL).


Eastern Professional Hockey League

EPHL-Announced the addition of the Hudson Valley Bears to begin play this season.



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