=== Sports Transactions from The Sports Network ===

                        === Monday, March 2, 2015 ===


=== BASKETBALL ===

Atlanta Hawks - Recalled forward/center Mike Muscala from Fort Wayne (NBADL).

Philadelphia 76ers - Waived center JaVale McGee.


=== FOOTBALL ===

Baltimore Ravens - Released cornerback Victor Hampton.

Dallas Cowboys - Placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on wide receiver Dez
Bryant.

Denver Broncos - Placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on wide receiver
Demaryius Thomas.

Detroit Lions - Re-signed quarterback Dan Orlovsky and defensive end Darryl
Tapp to one-year deals.

Kansas City Chiefs - Placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on outside
linebacker Justin Houston.

Miami Dolphins - Released cornerback Cortland Finnegan; placed the transition
tag on tight end Charles Clay.

New England Patriots - Placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on kicker
Stephen Gostkowski.

New York Giants - Placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on defensive end
Jason-Pierre Paul; released center J.D. Walton.

Philadelphia Eagles - Signed linebacker Brad Jones to a two-year contract.

Pittsburgh Penguins - Released wide receiver Lance Moore.


=== HOCKEY ===

Anaheim Ducks - Acquired defenseman Korbinian Holzer from the Toronto Maple
Leafs for defenseman Eric Brewer and a 2016 fifth-round draft pick.

Arizona Coyotes - Claimed forward Tye McGinn off waivers from the San Jose
Sharks; claimed forward Craig Cunningham off waivers from the Boston Bruins;
assigned forward Lucas Lessio to Portland (AHL).

Boston Bruins - Acquired forward Brett Connolly from the Tampa Bay Lightning
in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and a second-
round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft; acquired forwards Max Talbot and Paul
Carey from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for forward Jordan Caron and a
2016 sixth-round draft pick; acquired forward Zack Phillips from the Minnesota
Wild in exchange for forward Jared Knight.

Buffalo Sabres - Acquired goaltender Chad Johnson and a third-round pick in
the 2016 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for goaltender Michal Neuvirth.

Calgary Flames - Acquired a second-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft in
exchange for forward Sven Baertschi; recalled center Drew Shore from
Adirondack (AHL).

Carolina Hurricanes - Recalled defenseman Rasmus Rissanen from Charlotte
(AHL).

Chicago Blackhawks - Acquired forward Andrew Desjardins from the San Jose
Sharks in exchange for forward Ben Smith and a conditional seventh-round pick
in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

Colorado Avalanche - Acquired defenseman Mat Clark from the Anaheim Ducks in
exchange for forward Michael Sgarbossa.

Columbus Blue Jackets - Agreed to terms with forward Cam Atkinson on a three-
year contract extension; acquired forwards Rene Bourque and William Karlsson
and a second-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for defenseman
James Wisniewski and a third-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Dallas Stars - Recalled defenseman Patrik Nemeth and forwards Curtis McKenzie
and Brett Ritchie from Texas (AHL).

Detroit Red Wings - Acquired defenseman Marek Zidlicky from the New Jersey
Devils in exchange for a conditional third-round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry
Draft.

Minnesota Wild - Acquired defenseman Jordan Leopold from the Columbus Blue
Jackets in exchange for defenseman Justin Falk and a fifth-round pick in the
2015 NHL Entry Draft; acquired forward Chris Stewart from the Buffalo Sabres
in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

Montreal Canadiens - Acquired defenseman Jeff Petry from the Edmonton Oilers
in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and a
conditional fifth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft; acquired forward
Brian Flynn from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the
2016 NHL Entry Draft; acquired forward Torrey Mitchell from the Buffalo Sabres
in exchange for forward Jack Nevins and a seventh-round pick in the 2016 NHL
Entry Draft; assigned defenseman Greg Pateryn and forward Michael Bournival to
Hamilton (AHL).

New York Islanders - Acquired forward Tyler Kennedy from the San Jose Sharks
in exchange for a conditional draft pick in the 2015 or 2016 NHL Entry Draft;
acquired defenseman Mark Louis from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for
goaltender David Leggio.

New York Rangers - Agreed to terms on a contract extension with forward Mats
Zuccarello.

Philadelphia Flyers - Loaned goaltender Anthony Stolarz to Lehigh Valley
(AHL); signed forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare to a multi-year contract
extension.

Pittsburgh Penguins - Acquired defenseman Ian Cole from the St. Louis Blues in
exchange for defenseman Robert Bortuzzo and a seventh-round pick in the 2016
NHL Entry Draft; acquired defenseman Ben Lovejoy from the Anaheim Ducks in
exchange for defenseman Simon Despres.

San Jose Sharks - Acquired defenseman Karl Stollery from the Colorado
Avalanche in exchange for forward Freddie Hamilton; recalled forward Chris
Tierney from Worcester (AHL).

St. Louis Blues - Acquired defenseman Zbynek Michalek and a conditional third-
round pick in 2015 in exchange for forward Maxim Letunov; acquired forward
Olli Jokinen from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for forward Joakim
Lindstrom and a conditional sixth-round pick in 2016.

Tampa Bay Lightning - Acquired defenseman Braydon Coburn from the Philadelphia
Flyers in exchange defenseman Radko Gudas, a first-round pick in the 2015 NHL
Entry Draft and a third-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft; assigned
defenseman Luke Witkowski to Syracuse (AHL).

Vancouver Canucks - Acquired forward Cory Conacher from the New York Islanders
in exchange for forward Dustin Jeffrey.

Washington Capitals - Assigned center Andre Burakovsky to Hershey (AHL).










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