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Hockey transactions

Saturday, 09.26.2009 / 12:08 AM / News

The Canadian Press

Movements in the world of hockey Friday:

National Hockey League

ANAHEIM DUCKS-Assigned D Mark Mitera to San Antonio (AHL).

CALGARY FLAMES-Released F Theo Fleury.

CAROLINA HURRICANES-Assigned F Zach Boychuk and F Patrick Dwyer to Albany (AHL).

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS-Claimed LW Radek Smolenak off waivers from Tampa Bay.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Released D Doug Lynch.

DETROIT RED WINGS-Assigned G Jordan Pearce to Grand Rapids (AHL) and D Justin DaCosta to Muskegon (IHL). Signed D Paul Crosty and F Dan Charleston. Released D Johann Kroll, D Nick Rolls, F Trent Daavettila, F Eric Giosa, F Mike Hedden, F Brandon Naurato, F Mark Nebus, F Dominic Osman and F Jonathan Trottier.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS-Reassigned G Mark Dekanich, D Jonathon Blum, F Ben Eaves and F Andreas Thuresson to Milwaukee (AHL).

ST. LOUIS BLUES-Assigned D Jonas Junland to Peoria (AHL).

VANCOUVER CANUCKS-Released F Mark Parrish.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS-Assigned C Jay Beagle and C Mathieu Perreault to Hershey (AHL)

American Hockey League

ADIRONDACK PHANTOMS-Announced G Johan Backlund has been assigned to the team by Philadelphia (NHL). Released D Devin Featherstone, D Cliff Loya, D Jeremy Swanson and D Nathan Schwartzbauer.

ECHL

VICTORIA SALMON KINGS-Acquired and signed D Brandon Roach from Elmira for considerations.

Quote of the Day

There's no discouragement in that room. There's no issues there at all to be honest with you. It's more about, 'Hey, it's opportunities for players.' And if we become that bad of a team because of one player, it's not a real good sign for our hockey club. So this is part of sports. It's part of hockey.

— Bruins coach Claude Julien on the loss of Zdeno Chara to injury
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