Movements in the world of hockey Thursday:
National Hockey League
ATLANTA THRASHERS-Traded F Ilya Kovalchuk and D Anssi Salmela to the New Jersey Devils for RW Niclas Bergfors, D Johnny Oduya, F Patrice Cormier and a first-round pick.
CAROLINA HURRICANES-Reassigned F Jiri Tlusty to Albany (AHL).
MINNESOTA WILD-Recalled G Anton Khudobin from Houston (AHL). Placed G Niklas Backstrom on injured reserve.
PHOENIX COYOTES-Recalled C Joel Perrault from San Antonio (AHL). Re-assigned F Mikkel Boedker to San Antonio.
American Hockey League
LAKE ERIE MONSTERS-Assigned F Cedric McNicoll to Charlotte (ECHL).
NORFOLK ADMIRALS-Released F Ryan Cruthers. ECHL
VICTORIA SALMON KINGS-Loaned F Olivier Latendresse to Abbotsford (AHL).