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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

That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4