Movements in the world of hockey Monday:
National Hockey League
NHL-Suspended F Scott Nichol five games for an incident involving Montreal D Patrice Brisebois in a Dec. 1 game. Suspended Philadelphia F Riley Cote three games for being assessed a match penalty for attempt to injure during a Dec. 1 game against Dallas.
ATLANTA THRASHERS-Reassigned D Scott Lehman from Gwinnett (ECHL) to Chicago (AHL).
CALGARY FLAMES-Recalled D Adam Pardy from Quad City (AHL).
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Recalled LW Joakim Lindstrom from Syracuse (AHL). Assigned G Tomas Popperle to Syracuse.
DALLAS STARS-Activated D Mattias Norstrom from injured reserve. Placed RW Jere Lehtinen on injured reserve, retroactive to Nov. 21.
MONTREAL CANADIENS-Recalled G Jaroslav Halak from Hamilton (AHL).
American Hockey League
HAMILTON BULLDOGS-Recalled G Cedrick Desjardins from Cincinnati (ECHL).
NORFOLK ADMIRALS-Recalled LW Radek Smolenak from Mississippi (ECHL).
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
QMJHL-Suspended Baie-Comeau D Maxime Ouimet one game for hitting a player in the head during a Nov. 30 game against Chicoutimi.
Western Hockey League
PORTLAND WINTER HAWKS-Named Matt Bardsley as director of player personnel.
CHARLOTTE CHECKERS-Announced Hartford (AHL) assigned D Ryan Constant and F Mark Lee to the team and the New York Rangers assigned G Matt Zaba. Released G Len DiCostanzo.
ELMIRA JACKALS-Acquired D Bryan Rodney from Fresno for future considerations. Returned G Joel Martin from loan to Syracuse (AHL).
Central Hockey League
ARIZONA SUNDOGS-Placed F Patrick Levesque on waivers.