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So there were some transactions and a few games yesterday.
The Buffalo Sabers Signed defenseman Matt MacKenzie to a three-year entry-level contract.
The Calgary Flames Placed Jordan Henry on waivers.
The Chicago Blackhawks Signed general manager Stan Bowman to a three-year contract extension through the 2015-16 season.
The Detroit Red Wings Assigned goaltender Joey MacDonald, defensemen Garnet Exelby, Doug Janik and Logan Pyett and forward Chris Conner to the Grant Rapids Griffins (AHL).
The Florida Panthers placed Michael Kostka on waivers.
The Montreal Canadiens placed forward Michael Blunden on waivers.
The Nashville Predators Assigned forward Kyle Wilson to Milwaukee (AHL).
The New York Rangers Waived forward Sean Avery and defensemen Stu Bickel and Brendan Bell.
The New York Islanders Signed Ryan Strome to a 3 year, entry level contract, and Jay Pandolfo to a one year deal.
The Philadelphia Flyers Waived defensemen Oskars Bartulis and Matt Walker, and center Blair Betts.
The Pittsburgh Penguins Assigned goaltenders Alex Kangas and Patrick Killeen, defensemen Andrew Hotham, Chad Langlais and Nick Plastino, and forwards Denver Manderson, Martin Moucha and Zack Torquato to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL).
The Phoenix Coyotes Placed Goaltender Curtis McElhinney and defensemen Nathan Oystrick on waivers.
The Tampa Bay Lightning Assigned forward Dana Tyrell to the Norfolk Admirals (AHL); placed defenseman Mattias Ohlund on injured reserve.
The San Jose Sharks placed Mike Moore on waivers.
The Toronto Maple Leafs traded a fourth round draft pick to Washington for forward David Steckel.
The Vancouver Canucks placed Victor Oreskovich on waivers.
The Washington Capitals traded David Steckel to Toronto for a fourth round draft pick.
In other news, TIm Connolly told Leafs head coach Ron Wilson after practice that he was doubtful for the opener on Thursday against Montreal.
There were 3 games on the docket, with the Ducks, Sabres and Kings all playing overseas.
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