National Hockey League
ANAHEIM DUCKS-Recalled C Tim Brent and RW Bjorn Melin from Portland of the AHL. Assigned C Ryan Shannon to Portland.
CAROLINA HURRICANES-Recalled LW Ryan Bayda from Albany of the AHL. Named Curt Johnson director of marketing.
LOS ANGELES KINGS-Recalled RW Konstantin Pushkarev from Manchester of the AHL. Loaned D Mike Weaver to Manchester. Placed LW Scott Thornton on injured reserve, retroactive to Dec. 29.
NEW YORK RANGERS-Signed F Blair Betts to a two-year contract extension through the 2008-09 season.
OTTAWA SENATORS-Assigned C Josh Hennessy to Binghamton of the AHL. American Hockey League
WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS-Assigned LW Joe Jensen to Wheeling of the ECHL.
Central Hockey League
CHL-Voided the trade of LW Connor Hughes from Corpus Christi to Wichita.
LUBBOCK COTTON KINGS-Signed LW Anders Strome.