Movements in the world of hockey Wednesday:
National Hockey League
ANAHEIM DUCKS-Assigned C Andrew Ebbett to Portland (AHL).
ATLANTA THRASHERS-Assigned RW Chad Painchard from Chicago (AHL) to Gwinnett (ECHL).
NASHVILLE PREDATORS-Signed G Jeremy Smith.
VANCOUVER CANUCKS-Recalled D Luc Bourdon from Manitoba (AHL).
American Hockey League
SYRACUSE CRUNCH-Announced LW Joakim Lindstrom was recalled by Columbus (NHL).
ELMIRA JACKALS-Acquired RW Matt Johnson from Wheeling for future considerations.
PHOENIX ROADRUNNERS-Acquired D Gerard Miller from Cincinnati for G Cody Rudkowski.
UTAH GRIZZLIES-Announced the N.Y. Islanders assigned G Mike Mole from Bridgeport (AHL) to the team.
Central Hockey League
WICHITA THUNDER-Signed G Adam Dekker to a five game contract.
YOUNGSTOWN STEELHOUNDS-Announced F Kevin Jarman was recalled to Syracuse (AHL).