Movements in the world of hockey Wednesday:
National Hockey League
BOSTON BRUINS-Recalled D Matt Lashoff and F Vladimir Sobotka from Providence (AHL). Assigned G Tuukka Rask and F Martins Karsums to Providence.
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Acquired C Jason Williams from Atlanta for D Clay Wilson and a 2009 sixth-round draft pick. Assigned F Maksim Mayorov to Syracuse (AHL).
LOS ANGELES KINGS-Recalled F Kevin Westgarth from Manchester (AHL). Placed F Oscar Moller on injured reserve, retroactive to Jan. 7.
MONTREAL CANADIENS-Assigned D Yannick Weber to Hamilton (AHL).
NASHVILLE PREDATORS-Recalled D Alexander Sulzer from Milwaukee (AHL). Placed D Greg de Vries on injured reserve.
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS-Assigned F Andreas Nodl to Philadelphia (AHL).
SAN JOSE SHARKS-Assigned F Torrey Mitchell to Worcester (AHL).
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS-Recalled D Anton Stralman from Toronto (AHL). Assigned D Jaime Sifers to Toronto.
VANCOUVER CANUCKS-Placed G Curtis Sanford on waivers.
WASHINGTON CAPITALS-Recalled D Bryan Helmer from Hershey (AHL).
American Hockey League
GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS-Named Ruth Lobbestael corporate sales account manager and Scott Bradfield ticket sales account executive.
National Lacrosse League
TORONTO ROCK-Traded F Ryan Benesch and D Derek Suddons to Edmonton for a 2009 first-round draft pick and a 2010 second-round draft pick.