Movements in the world of hockey Wednesday:
National Hockey League
NHL-Suspended Atlanta LW Ilya Kovalchuk one game without pay for a hit from behind on N.Y. Rangers D Michal Rozsival in a Jan. 22 game.
ATLANTA THRASHERS-Recalled F Jim Slater and F Brett Sterling from Chicago (AHL).
CALGARY FLAMES-Assigned F Eric Nystrom to Quad City (AHL).
COLORADO AVALANCHE-Assigned F David Jones to Lake Erie (AHL).
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Assigned D Marc Methot to Syracuse (AHL).
DALLAS STARS-Assigned RW B.J. Crombeen to Iowa (AHL).
ST. LOUIS BLUES-Recalled F Yan Stastny from Peoria (AHL).
Central Hockey League
LAREDO BUCKS-Signed F Derek Legault.
WICHITA THUNDER-Placed D Eric Nelson on waivers.
YOUNGSTOWN STEELHOUNDS-Placed G Layne Sedevie on waivers.