Hockey transactions

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Movements in the world of hockey:

National Hockey League

ATLANTA THRASHERS-Claimed F Mark Recchi off waivers from Pittsburgh.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Activated D Duvie Westcott from injured reserve. Placed RW David Vyborny on injured reserve. Recalled C Derek MacKenzie from Syracuse (AHL).

DALLAS STARS-Assigned RW Junior Lessard to Iowa (AHL).

LOS ANGELES KINGS-Activated LW Scott Thornton from injured reserve. Assigned D Jon Klemm to Manchester (AHL).

PHOENIX COYOTES-Assigned D Brendan Bell and RW Bill Thomas to San Antonio (AHL) and F Olivier Latendresse and F Alex Leavitt to Arizona (CHL).

American Hockey League

HAMILTON BULLDOGS-Recalled F David Desharnais and D Jon Gleed from Cincinnati (ECHL).

QUAD CITY FLAMES-Recalled G Kevin Lalande from Las Vegas (ECHL).


CHARLOTTE CHECKERS-Loaned G Curtis Darling to Syracuse (AHL).



Sergachev Signs New Deal in Tampa Bay

The young defenseman gets a three-year pact at a friendly price - though the Lightning still have cap issues to sort out.


Plans for Women's Pro Hockey in '20-21 Beginning to Take Shape

The NWHL will host a two-week bubble for its season and playoffs and the PWHPA is moving ahead with plans for its Dream Gap Tour. It's not ideal, but a little women's hockey is better than no women's hockey.

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Fred Sasakamoose: A Triumph of Courage and Grace

The first Treaty Indigenous player in NHL history died Tuesday of complications of COVID-19 at the age of 86. But the rink was not the only place Fred Sasakamoose left his mark.