Movements in the world of hockey Wednesday:
National Hockey League
COLORADO AVALANCHE-Activated F Ian Laperriere from injured reserve. Assigned F Wyatt Smith to Lake Erie (AHL).
DALLAS STARS-Placed D Philippe Boucher on injured reserve. Recalled F Junior Lessard from Iowa (AHL).
MONTREAL CANADIENS-Recalled F Maxim Lapierre and D Ryan O'Byrne from Hamilton (AHL). Assigned F Mikhail Grabovski to Hamilton.
American Hockey League
ALBANY RIVER RATS-Returned on loan RW Kirk MacDonald to Florida (ECHL).
NORFOLK ADMIRALS-Assigned D Andy Rogers to Mississippi (ECHL).
PEORIA RIVERMEN-Recalled D Neil Komadoski from Alaska (ECHL).
CHARLOTTE CHECKERS-Traded F Mike Falk to Johnstown for future considerations.
Central Hockey League
ROCKY MOUNTAIN RAGE-Signed G Hugh Boylan.