+SPORTS TRANSACTIONS FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26+
(ADDING MIGHTY DUCKS)
Arizona Diamondbacks -- Purchased the contract of catcher Ken
Huckaby from Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA); recalled
pitcher Geraldo Guzman from Tucson and placed him on the 60-day
disabled list with a right elbow injury.
Boston Red Sox -- Released pitcher Carlos Castillo.
Florida Marlins -- Announced the retirement of pitcher Alex
Oakland Athletics -- Agreed to terms with pitcher Mark Mulder on
a four-year contract extension through the 2005 season with a
club option for 2006.
Houston Rockets -- Exercised the option of forward Kenny Thomas
for another season; signed guard Tierre Brown and center Ike
Nwankwo to qualifying offers.
Buffalo Bills -- Placed linebacker Sam Cowart on injured reserve
with a torn Achilles tendon.
Detroit Lions -- Signed wide receiver Latef Grim to the practice
Green Bay Packers -- Signed wide receiver-returner J.J. Moses to
the practice squad; released safety Hurley Tarver.
Indianapolis Colts -- Signed linebacker Ryan Phillips; waived
running back Wes Ours.
Miami Dolphins -- Waived wide receiver Ronney Daniels from the
practice squad; signed running back Derek Combs.
New York Jets -- Signed punter Daniel Pope.
St. Louis Rams -- Signed wide receiver Damon Griffin; released
wide receiver Aveion Cason and signed him to the practice squad;
released wide receiver Sherrod Gideon from the practice squad.
Washington Redskins -- Released quarterback Jeff George.
Carolina Rhinos (arena2) -- Announced the resignation of coach
National Hockey League -- Suspended New York Rangers defenseman
Dale Purinton four games and fined him $1,000 for attempting to
injure New York Islanders goaltender Garth Snow in a September
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim -- Assigned right wing Maxim Balmochnykh
and center Jarrett Smith to Cincinnati of the American Hockey
Atlanta Thrashers -- Assigned forwards Bryan Adams, Ben Simon,
Dan Snyder and J.P. Vigier, defensemen Jeff Dessner and Mike
Weaver and goaltender Scott Fankhouser to Chicago of the
American Hockey League.
Calgary Flames -- Assigned goaltender Levente Szuper, defensemen
Steve Montador and Micki Dupont and left wing Dwayne Hay to
Saint John of the American Hockey League; assigned defenseman
Dallas Eakins to Chicago of the American Hockey League.
Columbus Blue Jackets -- Assigned left wing Martin Spanhel and
defensemen Darrel Scoville, Derrick Walser and Jeff Ware to
Syracuse of the American Hockey League; released right wing
Dallas Stars -- Assigned goaltender Chad Alban, defensemen Greg
Hawgood and Dan Jancevski, right wings Steve Gainey and Gavin
Morgan and center Jim Montgomery to Utah of the American Hockey
Edmonton Oilers -- Assigned goaltender Ty Conklin, defensemen
Chris Hajt and Alex Henry, centers Peter Sarno and Brian Swanson
and right wing Michael Henrich to Hamilton of the American
Hockey League; assigned right wing Ales Hemsky to Hull of the
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Nashville Predators -- Assigned right wings Greg Classen and
David Gosselin, left wings Mark Mowers and Jeremy Stevenson and
defensemen Rich Brennan and Richard Lintner to Milwaukee of the
American Hockey League.
New Jersey Devils -- Assigned goaltenders Ari Ahonen,
Jean-Francois Damphousse, Scott Clemmensen and Frederic Henry;
defenseman Josef Boumedienne and Mike Commodore, right wings
Christian Berglund, Max Birbraer, centers Brian Gionta, left
wings Stanislav Gron, Mike Jefferson and Michael Rupp to Albany
of the American Hockey League.
Ottawa Senators -- Re-signed right wing Marian Hossa to a
Vancouver Canucks -- Assigned right wing Steve Kariya, left wing
Artem Chubarov, center Brad Leeb and defenseman Zenith
Komarniski to Manitoba of the American Hockey League.
Washington Capitals -- Signed center Jeff Halpern to a two-year
contract with a club option.
Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL) -- Signed forwards Jason Baird, Nick
Bootland, Mike Henderson, Jeff Trembecky and defenseman Jeff
Columbia Inferno (ECHL) -- Signed left wing Shawn Wansborough.
Johnstown Chiefs (ECHL) -- Announced the retirement of center
Pensacola Ice Pilots (ECHL) -- Named Jason Serbus athletic
trainer for the 2001-02 season.
South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL) -- Signed forward Adam Calder.
Bakersfield Condors (WCHL) --Signed right wing Josh Maser.
Colorado Gold Kings (WCHL) -- Signed forward Craig Lyons.
Idaho Steelheads (WCHL) -- Signed left wing Matt Oates.
Long Beach Ice Dogs (WCHL) -- Acquired the rights to defenseman
Karel Betik from the Bakersfield Condors for future
Kalamazoo Wings (UHL) -- Signed right wing Mark Lawrence.
Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL) -- Acquired center Gable Gross from
the Regina Pats for center Codey Becker and future
Boston Cannons (MLL) -- Announced the resignation of coach Mitch
Major Indoor Soccer League -- Announced that Gund Arena in
Cleveland will serve as host for the 2002 MISL All-Star Weekend.
DePaul -- Named Jeff Kutac men's tennis coach.
Furman -- Announced the resignation of women's basketball coach
Sherry Carter, effective at the conclusion of the 2001-02
Hofstra -- Named Diane Loosebrock assistant field hockey coach.
Maryland -- Named Dave Cottle men's lacrosse coach.
Texas -- Promoted Doug Wilson to assistant athletics director
for facility operations.