Movements in the world of hockey Wednesday:
National Hockey League
ANAHEIM DUCKS-Assigned D Nick Boynton to Manitoba (AHL).
BOSTON BRUINS-Reassigned F Matt Marquardt from Reading (ECHL) to Providence (AHL).
CAROLINA HURRICANES-Activated D Joe Corvo. Placed F Tuomo Ruutu on injured reserve.
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS-Activated C Dave Bolland from injured reserve. Recalled G Joe Fallon from Rockford (AHL).
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Fired coach Ken Hitchcock. Named assistant coach Claude Noel interim coach.
NASHVILLE PREDATORS-Recalled D Alexander Sulzer from Milwaukee (AHL).
OTTAWA SENATORS-Signed D Jared Cowen.
American Hockey League
ABBOTSFORD HEAT-Returned F Ben Gordon to Reading (ECHL).
ALBANY RIVER RATS-Signed F Yannick Tifu.
NORFOLK ADMIRALS-Signed F Matt Fornataro.
SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE-Recalled G Joel Gistedt from Las Vegas (ECHL).
CHARLOTTE CHECKERS-Acquired F Matt Stefanishion from Alaska to complete an earlier trade.