Movements in the world of hockey Thursday:
National Hockey League
MONTREAL CANADIENS-Assigned F Benoit Pouliot to Hamilton (AHL).
NEW YORK RANGERS-Assigned D Matt Gilroy and G Chad Johnson to Hartford (AHL). Recalled G Matt Zaba from Hartford.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING-Recalled C Blair Jones from Norfolk (AHL).
WASHINGTON CAPITALS-Assigned C Keith Aucoin and LW Alexandre Giroux to Hershey (AHL).
American Hockey League
PROVIDENCE BRUINS-Signed D Tom Galvin.
ECHL-Suspended Toledo D Sebastien Piche for one game and fined him an undisclosed amount as a result of his actions in a Dec. 9 game against Wheeling.
CHARLOTTE CHECKERS-Announced D Mike Berube has been returned to the team by Hartford (AHL).
International Hockey League
FORT WAYNE KOMETS-Announced F Matt Syroczynski has been recalled by Norfolk (AHL).
Western Hockey League
REGINA PATS-Acquire F Cass Mappin, F Mikael Jung and D Mitch Spooner from Vancouver for G Derek Tendler and a first-round draft pick.