Movements in the world of hockey Wednesday:
National Hockey League
CAROLINA HURRICANES-Returned F Justin McCrae, F Samuel Morneau, F Robert Slaney, F Chris Terry, F Brett Theberge, D Michal Jordan and G Mike Murphy to their junior clubs.
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS-Assigned F Adam Berti, F Dan Bertram, F Nathan Davis., F Adam Hobson, F Peter MacArthur, F Mike Radja, D Michael Brennan, D Danny Groulx, D Jean-Claude Sawyer, D Brennan Turner and G Joseph Fallon to Rockford (AHL). Returned F Richard Greenop, F Maxime Tanguay, D Shawn Lalonde, D Teigan Zahn and G Josh Unice to their junior clubs. Released F Olivier Labelle.
OTTAWA SENATORS-Assigned G Jeff Glass, D Mattias Karlsson, RW Dany Bois, LW Josh Hennessy, C Alexander Nikulin, RW Ryan Shannon and LW Ilya Zubov to Hamilton (AHL).
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS-Assigned F Zac Rinaldo, D Marc-Andre Bourdon and G Jacob DeSerres to their junior teams.
PHOENIX COYOTES-Assigned D Nick Ross and RW Jared Staal to their junior clubs.
ST. LOUIS BLUES-Assigned F Nicholas Drazenovic, F T.J. Fast, F Tomas Kana, F Nikolai Lemtyugov, F Eric Neilson, F Cam Paddock, F Grant Potulny, F Ryan Reaves and F Julian Talbot to Peoria (AHL). Assigned F Anthony Peluso, D Mark Cundari and G Jake Allen to their junior clubs.
SAN JOSE SHARKS-Signed D Doug Murray to a four-year contract. Assigned RW Rick Cleaver, LW P.J. Fenton, C Matt Fornataro, C T.J. Fox, RW Matt Jones, LW Frazer McLaren, RW Ashton Rome and D Brett Westgarth to Worcester (AHL). Assigned D Julien Demers, D Samuel Groulx, G Timo Pielmeier and G Tyson Sexsmith to their junior clubs. Released LW Jonathan Bonneau, D Adam Leblanc-Bourque, RW Zach Harnden, RW Matthew Pistilli, RW Tyler Shattock and C Mathieu Tousignant.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING-Assigned F Radel Smolenak, F Paul Szczechura, F Wyatt Smith, D Ty Wishart and G Riku Helenius to Norfolk (AHL).
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS-Assigned F Joel Champagne, F Dale Mitchell and F Mikhail Stefanovich to their junior clubs.
American Hockey League
CHICAGO WOLVES-Signed D Alex Brooks. Announced F Tomas Pospisil, F Matt Siddall and F Myles Stoesz have been assigned to the team from Atlanta (NHL).
ECHL-Named Jack Carnefix senior vice president of communications/new media.
PHOENIX ROADRUNNERS-Named Scott Stanhibel athletic trainer.