National Hockey League roundup
Nov 5 (The Sports Xchange) - The Colorado Avalanche pulled off a blockbuster trade midgame Sunday night, sending center Matt Duchene to the Ottawa Senators in a three-team deal that also involved the Nashville Predators.
Duchene and Senators center Kyle Turris, who was dealt to the Predators, were the biggest names among the six players included in the trade.
Duchene, 26, is a speedy former 30-goal scorer coming off a down year (18 goals, 41 points). The 28-year-old Turris, a pending unrestricted free agent, agreed to a six-year, $36 million extension with Nashville as part of the deal.
The Avalanche received two players apiece from the Senators and Predators as well as three picks in next year's draft. Ottawa sent 18-year-old rookie center Shane Bowers, goalie Andrew Hammond and first and third-round picks to Colorado, which also acquired defenseman Samuel Girard and rookie left winger Vladislav Kamenev as well as a second-round pick from Nashville.
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The Columbus Blue Jackets placed right winger Cam Atkinson on injured reserve and activated defenseman Gabriel Carlsson off IR.
Atkinson, who is nursing a hip injury sustained Oct. 28 at the St. Louis Blues, missed the past three games.
Carlsson missed the past 10 games with an upper-body injury suffered on Oct. 13 against the New York Rangers.
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Columbus also signed right winger Maxime Fortier to a three-year entry level contract.
Fortier, 19, is currently playing with the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
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The Calgary Flames placed defenseman Travis Hamonic on injured reserve.
Hamonic, 27, left Saturday's practice early after suffering an undisclosed injury. The move is retroactive to Nov. 2.
In a corresponding move, the Flames recalled defenseman Rasmus Andersson from the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League.
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The Dallas Stars placed right winger Brett Ritchie on injured reserve, retroactive to Oct. 30.
The 24-year-old Ritchie has just two points this season (one goal and one assist) after netting 16 goals last season, but his physical presence will be missed. The 6-foot-4, 215-pounder currently leads team forwards with 33 hits.
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The Arizona Coyotes recalled defenseman Joel Hanley from AHL Tucson.
The 6-foot, 194-pound native of Keswick, Ontario, has played in 17 career NHL games with the Montreal Canadiens, registering six assists and four penalty minutes. Hanley was signed by the Coyotes on July 1.