Hockey transactions

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Movements in the world of hockey Thursday:

National Hockey League

NASVILLE PREDATORS-Acquired F Hugh Jessiman from the N.Y. Rangers for future considerations and D Tim Ramholt from Philadelphia for F Josh Gratton. Assigned Jessiman and Ramholt to Milwaukee (AHL).

OTTAWA SENATORS-Re-signed RW Daniel Alfredsson to a four-year contract.

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS-Recalled F Steve Downie from Philadelphia (AHL).

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS-Recalled F Chris Minard from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).

ST. LOUIS BLUES-Signed G Chris Holt.

American Hockey League

GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS-Assigned D P.J. Atherton to Las Vegas (ECHL).

QUAD CITY FLAMES-Assigned D Brandon Straub to Las Vegas (ECHL).

HOUSTON AEROS-Assigned C Justin Taylor to Las Vegas (ECHL).

Central Hockey League

AMARILLO GORILLAS-Placed G Sebastian Jonsson and F Brett McConachie on waivers. Signed F Jonathan Ornelas, G Pierre Olivier and F Domenik Maini.

NEW MEXICO SCORPIONS-Placed F Nate Bostic on waivers.

LAREDO BUCKS-Traded F Matt Summers to Mississippi for future considerations.

TULSA OILERS-Placed F Jeff McDowall on waivers. Signed F Jozef Budaj.

WICHITA THUNDER-Signed F Jonathan Tremblay to a five-game contract.

ECHL

ECHL-Suspended Utah RW Tim Verbeek for one game and fined him for his actions in a game on Oct. 29. Announced assistant director of communications-new media Kelly Murray has been named by Washington (NHL) as communciations coordinator.

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS-Re-signed D Lyon Messier. Announced the N.Y. Rangers (NHL) have assigned D Tysen Dowzak to Kelowna (WHL).

LAS VEGAS WRANGLERS-Loaned F Matt Beaudoin to San Antonio (AHL) and G Martin Houle to Peoria (AHL).

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