Transactions from the world of hockey:
National Hockey League
ANAHEIM DUCKS-Added D Scott Niedermayer to the active roster. Re-assigned C Geoff Platt and D Bruno St. Jacques to Portland (AHL). Recalled RW Bobby Ryan from Portland.
BOSTON BRUINS-Activated G Tim Thomas from the injured list. Assigned G Tuuka Rask to Providence (AHL).
MONTREAL CANADIENS-Assigned G Jaroslav Halak to Hamilton (AHL).
NEW YORK RANGERS-Recalled F Nigel Dawes and F Greg Moore from Hartford (AHL). Assigned F Ryan Callahan to Hartford.
OTTAWA SENATORS-Recalled C Cody Bass from Binghamton (AHL).
WASHINGTON CAPITALS-Assigned RW Joe Motzko to Hershey (AHL).
American Hockey League
CHICAGO WOLVES-Announced Atlanta (NHL) assigned F Darren Haydar to the team.
LAKE ERIE MONSTERS-Recalled G Andrew Penner from Johnstown (ECHL).
PEORIA RIVERMEN-Recalled F Josh Soares from Alaska (ECHL).
SYRACUSE CRUNCH-Returned G Curtis Darling to Charlotte (ECHL).
CHARLOTTE CHECKERS-Signed F Mike Bayrack. Released F Patrick Bordeleau and G John Leibensperger. Loaned D Kenny Smith to Providence (AHL).
ELMIRA JACKALS-Loaned C Scott May to Binghamton (AHL) and F Kevin Ulanski, F Brett Pilkington, F Pierre-Luc Faubert, F Bobby Robins, D Bryan Rodney, D Joe Grimaldi and D Chris Busby to Albany (AHL).
GWINNETT GLADIATORS-Claimed G Ray Jean off waivers from Wheeling. Signed F Josh Bennett and G Curtis Ryser. Loaned G Craig Kowalski to Syracuse (AHL).
JOHNSTOWN CHIEFS-Signed G Beau York.
READING ROYALS-Loaned D Kevin Schaeffer to Providence (AHL).