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Hockey transactions

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Movements in the world of hockey Thursday:

National Hockey League

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS-Named Scotty Bowman senior advisor of hockey operations.

EDMONTON OILERS-Promoted general manager Kevin Lowe to president of hockey operations. Named Steve Tambellini general manager. Named vice president of hockey operations Kevin Prendergast assistant general manager.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS-Signed C Jerred Smithson to a two-year contract.

OTTAWA SENATORS-Re-signed F Antoine Vermette to a two-year contract.

PHOENIX COYOTES-Signed RW Francis Lessard.

American Hockey League

SYRACUSE CRUNCH-Announced G Pascal Leclaire has been re-signed to a three-year contract by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

ECHL

READING ROYALS-Signed F Matt Herneisen.

International Hockey League

FLINT GENERALS-Signed G Matt Spezza to a one-year contract.

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