Movements in the world of hockey Wednesday:
National Hockey League
ATLANTA THRASHERS-Assigned F Michael Forney, F Tomas Pospisil, F Matt Siddall and D Scott Lehman to Chicago (AHL). Released F Matt Anderson and F Darryl Smith.
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS-Assigned F Justin Hodgman, F Matt Keith, F Maxime Tanguay, D Joe Charlebois, D Jean-Claude Sawyer and G Joe Palmer to Rockford (AHL). Assigned F Byron Froese, F David Gilbert and D Teigan Zahn to the junior clubs.
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS-Assigned F Aaron Boogaard, F Zack Sill, F Joey Haddad, F Casey Pierro-Zabotel, F Nick Petersen, F Keven Veilleux, D Lane Caffaro, D Brian Strait, D Alex Grant and G Jordan Parise to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL). Re-assigned F Nathan Moon to Kingston (OHL). Released D Jamie Hunt.
SAN JOSE SHARKS-Re-assigned D William Colbert, D Louis Liotti, RW Matt Jones, LW Corey Quirk, D Michael Wilson and G Ryan Nie to Worcester (AHL). Returned LW Carter Bancks to Lethbridge (WHL), D Marc Cantin and RW Luke Judson to Belleville (OHL), D Michael D'Orazio to Owen Sound (OHL), D Taylor Doherty to Kingston (OHL), D Samuel Groulx to Quebec (QMJHL) and G Thomas Heemskerk to Everett (WHL).
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING-Named Jim Johnson associate coach, Leigh Mendelson assistant coach and J.W. Aiken equipment manager of Norfolk (AHL).
VANCOUVER CANUCKS-Assigned RW Dan Gendur to Manitoba (AHL), LW Steven Anthony to St. John (QMJHL), G Morgan Clark to Swift Current (WHL), C Prab Rai to Seattle (WHL) and RW Kellan Tochkin to Everett (WHL). Released C Dusty Collins and D Nolan Toigo.
VICTORIA SALMON KINGS-Signed D Patrick Coulombe.