American League
CLEVELAND INDIANS--Reassigned OF Trevor Crowe and OF Ben Francisco to their minor league camp.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS--Assigned RHP David Percy and C Erik Kratz to their minor league camp.
National League
CINCINNATI REDS--Released RHP Bubba Nelson and RHP Luke Hudson. Assigned INF Aaron Herr, INF Anderson Machado, INF Derek Wathan and RHP Josh Hall to their minor league camp.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS--Extended the contract of Jim Bowden, vice president and general manager, and Tony Siegle, assistant general manager, through the completion of the 2006 season. Optioned 1B Larry Broadway to New Orleans of the PCL and LHP Michael Hinckley to Potomac of the Carolina League. Assigned RHP Andrew Good, RHP Francis Beltran, LHP Mike Bacsik, LHP Micah Bowie, LHP Jim Crowell, C Erick San Pedro, INF Josh Labandeira, INF Kory Casto, OF Frank Diaz, OF Ruben Mateo and OF Cristian Guerrero to their minor league camp.
Can-Am League
NASHUA PRIDE--Agreed to terms with LHP David Marchbanks.
QUEBEC LES CAPITALES--Agreed to terms with RHP Jason Benson.
SUSSEX SKYHAWKS--Agreed to terms with C Abraham Ayala.
National Football League
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS --Released DL Willie McGinest. Signed DB Artrell Hawkins.
Canadian Football League
National Hockey League
ANAHEIM MIGHTY DUCKS--Traded D Sandis Ozolinsh to New York Rangers for 2006 third-round draft pick. Traded a 2006 second-round draft pick to the Washington Capitals for LW Jeff Friesen. Traded D Keith Carney and D Juha Alen to the Vancouver Canucks for D Brett Skinner and a 2006 second-round draft pick.
CALGARY FLAMES--Traded a 2006 fourth-round draft pick to the Phoenix Coyotes for F Jamie Lundmark . Traded C Jason Wiemer to New Jersey for a 2006 fourth-round draft pick.
CAROLINA HURRICANES--Acquired F Mark Recchi from Pittsburgh for F Niklas Nordgren, F Krys Kolanos and a 2007 second-round draft pick.
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS--Traded D Todd Simpson to the Montreal Canadiens for a 2006 sixth-round draft pick. Recalled F Milan Bartovic from Norfolk of the AHL.
COLORADO AVALANCHE--Acquired F Jim Dowd from Chicago for a 2006 fourth-round draft pick.
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS--Recalled F Mark Hartigan from Syracuse of the AHL. Assigned F Cam Severson to Syracuse.
DALLAS STARS--Acquired D Willie Mitchell and 2007 second-round draft pick from Minnesota for D Martin Skoula and D Shawn Belle.
EDMONTON OILERS--Acquired F Sergei Samsonov from Boston for F Marty Reasoner, F Yan Stastnya and a 2006 second-round draft pick.
FLORIDA PANTHERS--Agreed to terms with C Chris Gratton on a two-year contract extension. Re-signed F Olli Jokinen to a four-year contract.
LOS ANGELES KINGS--Traded C Yanick Lehoux to the Phoenix Coyotes for RW Tim Jackman.
NASHVILLE PREDATORS--Recalled D Kevin Klein from Milwaukee of the AHL. Traded F Kris Beech and a 2006 first-round draft pick to the Washington Capitals for D Brendan Witt.
NEW JERSEY DEVILS--Traded a 2006 third-round draft pick to the New York Islanders for D Brad Lukowich. Traded D Sean Brown to the Vancouver Canucks for a 2006 fourth-round draft pick.
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS--Traded LW Josh Gratton and two 2006 second-round draft picks to the Phoenix Coyotes for D Denis Gauthier.
PHOENIX COYOTES--Traded D Sean O'Donnell to the Anaheim Mighty Ducks for C Joel Perrault. Traded a 2006 seventh-round draft pick to the Detroit Red Wings for D Jamie Rivers. Traded a 2006 third-round draft pick to the New York Islanders for C-LW Oleg Kvash and conditional draft pick.
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS--Traded D Cory Cross to Detroit for a 2007 fourth-round draft pick and D Ric Jackman to Florida for C Petr Taticek. Claimed C Andy Hilbert off waivers from Chicago. Assigned C Shane Endicott to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL.
SAN JOSE SHARKS--Traded RW Niko Dimitrakos to the Philadelphia Flyers for a 2006 third-round pick. Activated RW Scott Parker from injured reserve. Recalled G Nolan Schaefer from Cleveland of the AHL.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING--Assigned LW Norm Milley to Springfield of the AHL.
American Hockey League
AHL--Suspended Houston F Bill Kinkel for seven games for instigating an altercation and leaving the bench for the purpose of starting an altercation in a game on March 4.
FLORIDA EVERBLADES--Traded F Sean Stefanski to Augusta for future considerations.
United Hockey League
ROANOKE VALLEY VIPERS--Traded F Charlie Elezi and D Erick Lajoie to Flint for F Sean Starke and F Simon Rizk.
NATIONAL THOROUGHBRED RACING ASSOCIATION AND BREEDERS CUP LIMITED--Announced the retirement of Ferguson Taylor, chief financial officer and corporate treasurer, effective April 1.
DAVIDSON--Announced the resignation of Tim Kelly, men's and women's swimming and diving coach.
MARYWOOD--Announced that men's and women's lacrosse will be varsity sports starting with the 2007-08 school year.
THE CITADEL--Named Bob Fello assistant head football coach, Isaac Collins defensive coordinator, Dave Cecchini offensive coordinator, Eric Westerfield and Chris Partridge defensive line coaches, Ryan Hearn tight ends coach, Kevin Olecki and James Holcombe offensive line coaches and Aashon Larkins cornerbacks coach.
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