Movements in the world of hockey Thursday:
National Hockey League
ANAHEIM DUCKS-Recalled LW Drew Miller from Iowa (AHL).
ATLANTA THRASHERS-Assigned LW Brett Sterling and RW Spencer Machacek to Chicago (AHL). Recalled RW Joey Crabb from Chicago.
MONTREAL CANADIENS-Signed F Olivier Fortier to a three-year contract.
NEW JERSEY DEVILS-Announced that D Jay Leach completed his conditioning assignment at Lowell (AHL) and has rejoined the team.
NEW YORK RANGERS-Agreed to terms with F Paul Crowder.
SAN JOSE SHARKS-Recalled F Ryan Vesce from Worcester (AHL).
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING-Recalled D Josef Melichar from Norfolk (AHL).
WASHINGTON CAPITALS-Recalled LW Quintin Laing from Hershey (AHL). Assigned C Keith Aucoin to Hershey.
American Hockey League
MANITOBA MOOSE-Assigned D Dylan Yeo to Victoria (ECHL).
PROVIDENCE BRUINS-Reacalled F Levin Nelson from Reading (ECHL).
Eastern Professional Hockey League
BROOKLYN ACES-Waived F Mike Thomson.
HUDSON VALLEY BEARS-Announced F John Geverd was returned from Dayton (ECHL). Signed G Al Loges. Claimed F Mike Thomson from waivers.