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Movements in the world of hockey Wednesday:

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National Hockey League

ANAHEIM DUCKS-Assigned D Brendan Mikkelson to Toronto (AHL) and LW Logan MacMillan to Bakersfield (ECHL).

CAROLINA HURRICANES-Signed G Cam Ward to a six-year contract.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS-Assigned F Bryan Bickell, F Evan Brophey, F Jake Dowell, F Rob Klinkhammer and F Jack Skille to Rockford (AHL). Placed F Adam Burish and F Marian Hossa on injured reserve.

MINNESOTA WILD-Signed LW Andy Hilbert to a one-year contract and assigned him to Houston (AHL). Assigned C Nathan Smith to Houston.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS-Signed D Francis Bouillon to a one-year contract. Assigned F Cal O'Reilly and D Cody Franson to Milwaukee (AHL). Placed F Joel Ward and F Colin Wilson on injured reserve.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS-Placed F Ilkka Pikkarainen and D Mark Fraser on injured reserve. Announced D Rob Davison, D Jay Leach and F Tim Sestito cleared waivers and were assigned to Lowell (AHL).

NEW YORK RANGERS-Agreed to terms with D Alexei Semenov.

PHOENIX COYOTES-Claimed F Paul Bissonnette off waivers from Pittsburgh. Signed F Matt Watkins and assigned him to San Antonio (AHL). Assigned LW Ryan Hollweg to San Antonio and D Nick Ross to Las Vegas (ECHL).

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS-Claimed F Chris Bourque off waivers from Washington. Announced F Ryan Bayda, F Chris Conner, D Nate Guenin and D Deryk Engelland cleared waivers and were assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).

ST. LOUIS BLUES-Assigned D Tyson Strachan to Peoria (AHL).

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING-Assigned D Matt Lashoff and D Mike Lundin to Norfolk (AHL). Signed LW Mitch Fritz to a one-year contract and assigned him to Norfolk.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS-Assigned D Michael Funk and D Lawrence Nycholat to Manitoba (AHL).

WASHINGTON CAPITALS-Recalled LW Boyd Kane from Hershey (AHL). Assigned G Michal Neuvirth to Hershey. Placed RW Eric Fehr and LW Tomas Fleischmann on injured reserve.

American Hockey League

CHICAGO WOLVES-Released F Derek Parker, D Aaron Brocklehurst and G Kevin Armstrong. Assigned LW Patrick Galivan to Gwinnett (ECHL).

HAMILTON BULLDOGS-Released F Sam Bloom and F Brett Robinson.

MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS-Released F Barret Ehgoetz, F Matt Pierce and D Brock Sheahan. Reassigned F Bryan Leitch to Cincinnati (ECHL).

PROVIDENCE BRUINS-Announced Boston (NHL) assigned F Vladimir Sobotka to the team.

WORCESTER SHARKS-Released F Mathieu Curadeau, F Bill Louppe, D Tom Morrow, G Adam Russo and G Ryan Nie.

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