Hockey transactions

Publish date:

Movements in the world of hockey Wednesday:

National Hockey League

NHL-Suspended Ottawa F Jarkko Ruutu for two games, without pay, for an elbowing incident in a game against Montreal on Nov. 11.

ANAHEIM DUCKS-Named Bob Murray general manager and executive vice president and Brian Burke special consultant to chief executive officer Michael Schulman.

ATLANTA THRASHERS-Recalled G Ondrej Pavelec from Chicago (AHL).

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Activated G Pascal Leclaire from injured reserve.

OTTAWA SENATORS-Recalled RW Ryan Shannon from Binghamton (AHL).

VANCOUVER CANUCKS-Assigned F Michel Ouellet to Manitoba (AHL).

American Hockey League

ALBANY RIVER RATS-Announced Carolina (NHL) returned C Dwight Helminen to the team. Recalled D Jonathan Paiement from loan to Florida (ECHL).

GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS-Recalled D P.J. Atherton from Las Vegas (ECHL).

NORFOLK ADMIRALS-Loaned F Brent Henley to Augusta (ECHL).

QUAD CITY FLAMES-Signed D Brad Brown.

SPRINGFIELD FALCONS-Assigned F Stephane Goulet and F Bryan Lerg to Stockton (ECHL).


ECHL-Fined Phoenix LW James McEwan for his actions in a game on Nov. 8.



Slavin Wins First-Career Lady Byng

Slavin becomes just the fourth defenceman in NHL history to win the Lady Byng Trophy.


Three UFA Goaltenders Coming Off Strong Seasons

Goaltending - like the knuckleball - is a capricious beast. If an NHL GM makes the right call on a UFA twine-minder, he could have it pay off substantially; if he makes the wrong call, his team could be toast. Here are three 2021 UFAs who had good seasons and may be the answer for NHL GMs in the 2021 off-season


Tensions Rise Quickly in Semifinals Between Unfamiliar Foes

The regular season divisional format created tense rivalries, but the final four has proven that there's no love lost for the teams meeting for the first time all year.