Movements in the world of hockey Thursday:
National Hockey League
CAROLINA HURRICANES-Signed F Tuomo Ruutu to a three-year contract.
MINNESOTA WILD-Signed C Kyle Brodziak to a three-year contract and D Ryan Lannon to a one-year contract.
OTTAWA SENATORS-Named Brad Lauer assistant coach, Chris Schwarz conditioning coach and Dom Nicoletta assistant athletic therapist. Announced assistant coach Luke Richardson will remain with the team as a part-time coach.
ST. LOUIS BLUES-Signed F Adam Cracknell and F Barry Tallackson.
American Hockey League
SRINGFIELD FALCONS-Signed D Bryan Young.
CHARLOTTE CHECKERS-Agreed to terms with F Mike Taylor.
ALASKA ACES-Named Brent Thompson coach.