Hockey transactions

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National Hockey League

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS-Assigned F Martin St. Pierre and F Brandon Bochenski to Norfolk of the AHL.

LOS ANGELES KINGS-Activated D Brent Sopel and D Oleg Tverdovsky from injured reserve. Assigned D Peter Harrold to Manchester of the AHL.

MINNESOTA WILD-Recalled RW Joel Ward from Houston of the AHL. Assigned RW Matt Foy to Houston.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS-Assigned LW Dan LaCouture and D Alex Brooks to Lowell of the AHL.

American Hockey League

AHL-Suspended Iowa D Matt Nickerson for one game for his actions in a Dec. 12 game against Chicago.

ECHL

PHOENIX ROADRUNNERS-Loaned C Scott May to Iowa of the AHL.

READING ROYALS-Announced D Deryk Engelland has been recalled to Hershey of the AHL.

Central Hockey League

MEMPHIS RIVERKINGS-Traded RW Ryan Olynyk to Laredo for future considerations.

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