- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 27, 2008


National League

COLORADO ROCKIES - Agreed to terms with INF Neifi Perez on a minor league contract.

HOUSTON ASTROS - Agreed to terms with OF Reggie Abercrombie on a one-year contract.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS - Agreed to terms with OF Tony Gwynn Jr. on a one-year contract.

American Association

EL PASO DIABLOS - Agreed to terms with RHP David Whigham.

LINCOLN SALTDOGS - Agreed to terms with INF Eduardo Rios.

ST. PAUL SAINTS - Re-signed C-1B Marcel Longmire.

Atlantic League

LANCASTER BARNSTORMERS - Signed C Lance Burkhart, OF Dominick Ambrosini and LHP Ross Peeples.

Can-Am League

ATLANTIC CITY SURF - Named Cecil Fielder field manager.

NEW JERSEY JACKALS - Released LHP Nick Martin.



HOUSTON ROCKETS - Signed G-F Bobby Jones to a 10-day contract. Released G Adam Haluska.



NEW YORK JETS - Released WR Justin McCareins, CB Andre Dyson and G Adrien Clarke.

PHILADELPHIA SOUL - Waived DT Michael Landry.



ANAHEIM DUCKS - Traded RW Brian Bochenski to Nashville for future considerations.

BUFFALO SABRES - Traded D Brian Campbell and 2008 seventh-round draft pick to San Jose for RW Steve Bernier and a 2008 first-round draft pick.

CAROLINA HURRICANES - Acquired F Tuomo Ruutu from Chicago for LW Andrew Ladd. Activated RW Patrick Eaves from injured reserve.

COLORADO AVALANCHE - Acquired D Ruslan Salei from Florida for the rights to D Karlis Skrastins and a 2008 third-round draft pick.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS - Traded D Adam Foote to Colorado for a 2009 conditional fourth-round draft pick and a first-round pick in either 2008 or 2009.

DALLAS STARS - Acquired C Brad Richards and G Johan Holmqvist from Tampa Bay for C Jeff Halpern, F Jussi Jokinen, G Mike Smith and a 2009 fourth-round draft pick.

DETROIT RED WINGS - Assigned G Jimmy Howard to Grand Rapids (AHL). Acquired D Brad Stuart from Los Angeles for a 2008 second-round draft pick and a 2009 fourth-round draft pick.

LOS ANGELES KINGS - Traded G Jean-Sebastien Aubin to Anaheim for a 2008 seventh-round draft pick.

MONTREAL CANADIENS - Recalled F Mikhail Grabovski and G Jaroslav Halak from Hamilton (AHL).

NASHVILLE PREDATORS - Acquired LW Jan Hlavac from Tampa Bay for a 2008 seventh-round draft pick.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS - Signed C Mike Comrie to a one-year contract extension. Traded F Chris Simon to Minnesota for a 2008 sixth-round draft pick. Traded G Marc-Andre Bergeron to Anaheim for a 2008 third-round draft pick.

NEW YORK RANGERS - Acquired D Christian Backman from St. Louis for a 2008 fourth-round draft pick.

OTTAWA SENATORS - Acquired RW Martin Lapointe from Chicago for a 2008 sixth-round draft pick.

PHOENIX COYOTES - Acquired LW Marcel Hossa and G Al Montoya from the New York Rangers for RW Fredrik Sjostrom, G David LeNeveu and LW Josh Gratton.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS - Acquired F Marian Hossa and LW Pascal Dupuis from Atlanta for F Colby Armstrong, F Eric Christensen, C Angelo Esposito and a 2008 first-round draft pick. Acquired D Hal Gill from Toronto for 2008 second- and fifth-round draft picks.

ST. LOUIS BLUES - Traded D Bryce Salvador to New Jersey for F Cam Janssen.

SAN JOSE SHARKS - Signed G Brian Boucher. Traded D Rob Davison to the New York Islanders for a 2008 seventh-round draft pick.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING - Traded F Vaclav Prospal to Philadelphia for D Alexandre Picard and a conditional draft pick. Assigned Picard to Norfolk (AHL).

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS - Traded RW Wade Belak to Florida for a 2008 fifth-round draft pick.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS - Acquired F Matt Pettinger from Washington for F Matt Cooke.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS - Acquired G Cristobal Huet from Montreal for a 2009 second-round draft pick. Acquired C Sergei Fedorov from Columbus for D Theo Ruth. Acquired LW Alexandre Giroux from Atlanta for RW Joe Motzko.

American Hockey League

HARTFORD WOLF PACK - Announced C Tom Pyatt and G Chris Holt have been assigned to Charlotte (ECHL). Released D Jared Nightingale.


ECHL - Suspended Bakersfield coach Marty Raymond one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for his actions during Sunday’s game against Fresno.

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS - Traded F Dusty Jamieson to Phoenix for F Justin Maiser.



PORTLAND LUMBERJAX - Added D David Morgan. Released F Derek Lowe.


CONNECTICUT - Signed Randy Edsall, football coach, to a five-year contract.

LOUISVILLE - Named Bill Miller linebacker coach.

TEMPLE - Named Ed Foley assistant football coach and recruiting coordinator.

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