Hockey transactions

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Movements in the world of hockey Thursday:

National Hockey League

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS-Fired coach Denis Savard. Named Joel Quenneville coach.

DETROIT RED WINGS-Recalled C Darren Helm from Grand Rapids (AHL). Assigned G Jimmy Howard to Grand Rapids.

MONTREAL CANADIENS-Assigned C Kyle Chipchura to Hamilton (AHL).

PHOENIX COYOTES-Recalled D Ryan Lannon from San Antonio (AHL).

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING-Reassigned G Riku Helenius from Norfolk (AHL) to Augusta (ECHL).

American Hockey League

TORONTO MARLIES-Reassigned G James Reimer to Reading (ECHL) and G Michael Ouzas to Fresno (ECHL).

Ontario Hockey League

PLYMOUTH WHALERS-Trade F Cory McGillis to Sudbury Wolves in exchange for third-round draft pick in 2010.

WINDSOR SPITFIRES-Acquire D Patrick Moran and seventh and ninth round picks in 2009 draft from the Guelph Storm in exchange for sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth round picks in 2009 draft.

Western Hockey League

LETHBRIDGE HURRICANES-Acquire rights to G Torrie Jung from Kelowna Rockets in exchange for conditional sixth round draft pick in 2010 draft. Trade F Adam Chorneyko to Saskatoon Blades in exchange for fifth-round draft pick in 2009.


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