Movements in the world of hockey Wednesday:
National Hockey League
DETROIT RED WINGS-Signed F Darren McCarty to a one-year contract.
VANCOUVER CANUCKS-Assigned C Mario Bliznak and D Patrick Coulombe to Manitoba (AHL), G Morgan Clark to Red Deer (WHL) and C Prab Rai (WHL). Released D Jordie Benn, F Oren Eizenman, G Julien Ellis, LW Scott Howes, D Travis Ramsey, D Shawn Boutin, LW Tyler Matheson, F Tom May, RW Kyle Neuber and LW Jordan Skellet.
VICTORIA SALMON KINGS-Signed D Tim Wedderburn.
International Hockey League
FORT WAYNE KOMETS-Signed G Sebastien Laplante, G Tim Haun, F Rick Varone, F Adam Shirley, F Adam Sinewitz and F Roy Stevens.