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Movements in the world of hockey Thursday:

National Hockey League

ATLANTA THRASHERS-Acquired D Steve McCarthy from Anaheim for future considerations.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS-Recalled F Bryan Bickell and F Rob Klinkhammer from Rockford (AHL). Waived F Danny Bois and D Richard Petit.

COLORADO AVALANCHE-Signed F Milan Hejduk to a one-year contract extension through the 2010-11 season.

DETROIT RED WINGS-Assigned D Travis Ehrhardt, D Sergei Kolosov, D Sebastien Piche, F Jamie Tardif adn F Tomas Tatar to Grand Rapids (AHL). Released F Francis Lemieux and F John Vigilante and assigned them to Grand Rapids.

LOS ANGELES KINGS-Assigned D Andrew Campbell and C Marc-Andre Cliche to Manchester (AHL). Returned LW Kyle Clifford to Barrie (OHL).

MONTREAL CANADIENS-Announced the retirement of D Patrice Brisebois.

NEW YORK RANGERS-Assigned D Bobby Sanguinetti to Hartford (AHL).

OTTAWA SENATORS-Assigned G Mike Brodeur to Binghamton (AHL).

PHOENIX COYOTES-Announced the resignation of coach Wayne Gretzky. Signed Dave Tippett coach to a four-year contract. Sent G Al Montoya, D Shaun Heshka, F Jeff Hoggan, F Joel Perrault and F David Spina to San Antonio (AHL).

ST. LOUIS BLUES-Assigned F Yan Stastny to Peoria (AHL).

VANCOUVER CANUCKS-Signed coach Alain Vigneault to a a contract extension through the 2012-13 season. Assigned D Taylor Ellington, LW Pierre-Cedric Labrie, D Evan Oberg and RW Eric Walsky to Manitoba (AHL). Released G Darren Machesney and D Travis Ramsey and assigned them to Manitoba.

American Hockey League

CHICAGO WOLVES-Released F Ryan Cruthers, F Matt Robertson, F Darryl Lloyd, F Jon Booras, D R.J. Linder, D Olivier Labelle, D Nicholas Goyens and G Tyler Sims.

HARTFORD WOLF PACK-Loaned F Ryan Garlock to Charlotte (ECHL). Announced F Chris Chappell has been reassigned to Charlotte. Released F Tyler Roig, F Matt Schepke, F Andrew Carroll and D Steve Ward who will join Charlotte. Released F Daniel Bartek, F Matt Maccarone and D Sasha Pokulok. Announced D Sam Klassen has been reassigned to Saskatoon (WHL) and D David Stich has been released and will return to Major Junior hockey.

MANITOBA MOOSE-Assigned G John Murray to Victoria (ECHL). Released LW Kaleb Betts, C Alexandre Imbeault, D Nicholas Bilotto, D Josh Kidd, D Robbie Bina, D Guillaume Lepine, D Julien Brouillette, D Scott Marchesi, G Stefan Drew, D Andrew Martens, C Matt Eagles, RW Ryan Menei, C Olivier Filion, RW Jon Rheault, C Ryan Garbutt, RW Matt Stefanishion, C Greg Hogeboom, RW Bear Trapp and D Scott Hotham.

SPRINGFIELD FALCONS-Released F Chris Davis, F Colin Power, F Chris D'Alvise, D Daryl Marcoux, F Chanse Fitzpatrick, F Jeff Hazelwood, D Jay Holladay and D Tim Kunes.

WORCESTER SHARKS-Released F Kerry Bowman, F Jon Pelle, D Chris Clark, D Arthur Fritch, D Jon Landry and D Jeff Mason.

International Hockey League

MUSKEGON LUMBERJACKS-Signed D Rumun Ndur, D Todd Spencer and RW Mark Cody to one-year contracts.

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