Movements in the world of hockey Tuesday:
National Hockey League
ATLANTA THRASHERS-Agreed to terms with D Mark Popovic and F Maxim Afinogenov.
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Placed F Fredrik Modin on injured reserve. Placed LW Alexandre Picard and D Mathieu Roy on waivers for the purpose of assignment to Syracuse (AHL). Returned LW Matt Calvert to Brandon (WHL). Released D Martin Skoula. Signed D David Liffiton and D Dylan Reese and assigned them to Syracuse.
EDMONTON OILERS-Assigned D Theo Peckham to Springfield (AHL). Waived LW Liam Reddox.
MINNESOTA WILD-Assigned RW Craig Weller to Houston (AHL). Placed C Benoit Pouliot and LW Derek Boogaard on injured reserve.
MONTREAL CANADIENS-Assigned F Ben Maxwell, D Mathieu Carle, D Yannick Weber, G Curtis Sanford and F Tom Pyatt to Hamilton (AHL).
NASHVILLE PREDATORS-Assigned F Triston Grant, F Peter Olvecky, D Alexander Sulzer and D Nolan Yonkman to Milwaukee (AHL).
NEW JERSEY DEVILS-Waived D Rob Davison, D Jay Leach and F Tim Sestito.
NEW YORK RANGERS-Assigned F Chris Chappell and D Tysen Dowzak to Charlotte (ECHL).
OTTAWA SENATORS-Assigned LW/D Christoph Schubert and D Brian Lee to Binghamton (AHL).
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS-Assigned F Jason Ward, F Lukas Kaspar, F David Laliberte and F Patrick Maroon to Adirondack (AHL). Returned D Joey Mormina on loan to Adirondack. Recalled G Johan Backlund from Adirondack.
PHOENIX COYOTES-Signed C Robert Lang to a one-year contract.
SAN JOSE SHARKS-Signed G Thomas Heemskerk.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING-Assigned F Adam Hall, F Ryan Craig and F Brandon Bochenski to Norfolk (AHL).
VANCOUVER CANUCKS-Returned C Cody Hodgson to his junior team. Assigned G Cory Schneider and F Michael Grabner to Manitoba (AHL).
American Hockey League
ADIRONDACK PHANTOMS-Released D Ryan McGinnis, D Slavomir Tomko, F Aaron Clarke, F Andrew Lord, F Bryan Marshall, F Michael Mullen, F Anthony Perdicaro and F Chase Watson.
ALBANY RIVER RATS-Assigned C Robert Hennigar and LW Jacob Micflikier to Florida (ECHL).
NORFOLK ADMIRALS-Released RW Matt Dias, F Erick Lizon, C Ryan McDonald and D Ben Wright.
SYRACUSE CRUNCH-Released LW Adam Berti, RW Ian Duval, D Jamie Fritsch and RW Erik Stoyanovich.
KALAMAZOO WINGS-Named Chad Dameworth, Wes Bolin and Tim Gorski scouts.
International Hockey League
MUSKEGON LUMBERJACKS-Signed D Dan Boeser to a one-year contract.