Movements in the world of hockey Wednesday:
National Hockey League
ANAHEIM DUCKS-Reassigned C MacGregor Sharp to San Antonio (AHL).
LOS ANGELES KINGS-Placed D Randy Jones on injured reserve, retroactive to Dec. 16. Recalled D Alec Martinez from Manchester (AHL).
MINNESOTA WILD-Recalled LW Robbie Earl from Houston (AHL).
NASHVILLE PREDATORS-Recalled F Ben Guite from Milwaukee (AHL).
NEW JERSEY DEVILS-Sent D Matt Corrente and RW Vladimir Zharkov to Lowell (AHL).
ST. LOUIS BLUES-Assigned D Alex Pietrangelo to Niagara (OHL).
WASHINGTON CAPITALS-Signed C Dave Steckel to a three-year contract and D Tyler Sloan to a two-year contract extension. Assigned D Karl Alzner to Hershey (AHL).
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
MONTREAL JUNIOR-Traded G Jake Allen toDrummondville for first-round picks in 2010 and 2011.
American Hockey League
ALBANY RIVER RATS-Signed F Marc Cavosie.
BINGHAMTON SENATORS-Recalled F Keegan Dansereau from Elmira (ECHL).
HARTFORD WOLF PACK-Signed F Daniel Tkaczuk. NORFOLK ADMIRALS-Signed D Kenny Macaulay and F Connor Shields.
PROVIDENCE BRUINS-Released F Dan LaCouture.