=== Sports Transactions from The Sports Network ===
=== Wednesday, March 5, 2014 ===
=== BASEBALL ===
Chicago White Sox - Reassigned pitchers Chris Bassitt, Parker Frazier, Brian
Omogrosso and Mauricio Robles, infielder Mike McDade, outfielder Denis Phipps
and catcher Kevan Smith to minor league camp.
Cleveland Indians - Signed infielders Jose Ramirez and Jesus Aguilar to one-
Seattle Mariners - Optioned pitcher Danny Hultzen to Tacoma (PCL); optioned
pitcher Anthony Fernandez and outfielder Julio Morban to Jackson (Southern);
reassigned pitchers Jonathan Arias, Andrew Carraway, Stephen Kohlscheen, Mark
Rogers, Chance Ruffin and James Gillheeney, catchers John Hicks and Manuel
Pina, infielder Gabriel Noriega and outfielder Burt Reynolds to minor league
Texas Rangers - Signed pitcher Joe Saunders to a one-year contract; designated
infielder/outfielder Alex Castellanos for assignment.
=== BASKETBALL ===
Brooklyn Nets - Signed center Jason Collins to a second 10-day contract.
Cleveland Cavaliers - Assigned guard/forward Sergey Karasev to Canton (NBADL).
Toronto Raptors - Assigned guard Dwight Buycks to Bakersfield (NBADL).
=== FOOTBALL ===
Buffalo Bills - Signed safety Aaron Williams to a multi-year contract
Chicago Bears - Terminated the contract of punter Adam Podlesh; agreed to
terms with defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff on a two-year contract.
Cincinnati Bengals - Tendered 2014 contract offers to linebacker Vincent Rey
and wide receivers Andrew Hawkins and Dane Sanzenbacher.
Cleveland Browns - Released wide receivers Davone Bess and Brian Tyms and
linebacker Paul Hazel.
Minnesota Vikings - Terminated the contract of tight end John Carlson.
New York Jets - Claimed cornerback Johnny Patrick off waivers from the San
Diego Chargers; agreed to terms with cornerbacks Ellis Lankster and Darrin
Pittsburgh Steelers - Signed safety Troy Polamalu and tight end Heath Miller
to new three-year contracts; released linebacker Larry Foote, cornerback
Curtis Brown and offensive tackle Levi Brown.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Re-signed running back Bobby Rainey to a one-year
=== HOCKEY ===
Anaheim Ducks - Traded defenseman Alex Grant to Ottawa for right wing Andre
Boston Bruins - Acquired defenseman Andrej Meszaros from the Philadelphia
Flyers in exchange for a third-round draft pick in 2014; claimed defenseman
Corey Potter off waivers from the Edmonton Oilers.
Buffalo Sabres - Claimed forward Cory Conacher off waivers from the Ottawa
Senators; acquired forwards Nicolas Deslauriers and Hudson Fasching from the
Los Angeles Kings in exchange for defenseman Brayden McNabb, forward Jonathan
Parker and second-round draft picks in 2014 and 2015.
Calgary Flames - Recalled forwards Corban Knight and Max Reinhart and
goaltender Joey MacDonald from Abbotsford (AHL); assigned defenseman Derek
Smith to Abbotsford.
Carolina Hurricanes - Recalled goaltender Justin Peters from Charlotte (AHL).
Colorado Avalanche - Acquired goaltender Reto Berra from the Calgary Flames in
exchange for a second-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft; signed
defenseman Cody Corbett to a three-year entry-level contract.
Columbus Blue Jackets - Acquired defenseman Nick Schultz from the Edmonton
Oilers in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft;
acquired forward Matt Frattin and a second-round pick in either the 2014 or
2015 draft from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for forward Marian Gaborik;
acquired forward Dana Tyrell and defenseman Matt Taormina from the Tampa Bay
Lightning in exchange for forwards Jonathan Marchessault and Dalton Smith.
Dallas Stars - Acquired goaltender Tim Thomas from the Florida Panthers in
exchange for goaltender Dan Ellis; assigned forward Chris Mueller to Texas
Detroit Red Wings - Acquired forward David Legwand from the Nashville
Predators in exchange for forwards Calle Jarnkrok, Patrick Eaves and a
conditional third-round pick in the 2014 draft; recalled forward Cory Emmerton
from Grand Rapids (AHL).
Florida Panthers - Agreed to terms on a two-year contract with forward Brad
Boyes; recalled forward Vincent Trocheck from San Antonio (AHL); reassigned
forward Drew Shore and goaltender Scott Clemmensen to San Antonio.
Montreal Canadiens - Acquired goaltender Devan Dubnyk from the Nashville
Predators in exchange for future considerations; assigned Dubnyk to Hamilton
New Jersey Devils - Acquired forward Tuomo Ruutu from the Carolina Hurricanes
in exchange for forward Andrei Loktionov and a conditional third-round pick in
the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
New York Islanders - Recalled forward Mike Halmo and defenseman Matt Donovan
from Bridgeport (AHL).
New York Rangers - Acquired forward Martin St. Louis from the Tampa Bay
Lightning in exchange for forward Ryan Callahan, a first-round pick in the
2015 NHL Entry Draft and a conditional second-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry
Draft; acquired defenseman Raphael Diaz from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange
for a fifth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Ottawa Senators - Acquired forward Ales Hemsky from the Edmonton Oilers in
exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft and a third-round
pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft; signed defenseman Chris Phillips to a two-
year contract extension; assigned defenseman Joe Corvo to Chicago (AHL).
Pittsburgh Penguins - Acquired forward Marcel Goc from the Florida Panthers in
exchange for a fifth-round draft pick in 2014 and a third-round draft pick in
2015; acquired forward Lee Stempniak from the Calgary Flames in exchange for a
third-round draft pick in 2014; reassigned forward Chuck Kobasew to Wilkes-
Tampa Bay Lightning - Recalled forward Richard Panik from Syracuse (AHL);
assigned forward Vladislav Namestnikov to Syracuse; acquired forwards Jonathan
Audy-Marchessault and Dalton Smith from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange
for forward Dana Tyrell and defenseman Matt Taormina.
Toronto Maple Leafs - Recalled forwards Carter Ashton and Peter Holland from
Toronto (AHL); assigned forwards Frazer McLaren and Trevor Smith to Toronto.
Washington Capitals - Acquired goaltender Jaroslav Halak and a third-round
draft pick in 2015 from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for goaltender Michal
Neuvirth and defenseman Rostislav Klesla; recalled forward Ryan Stoa and
goaltender Philipp Grubauer from Hershey (AHL).
Winnipeg Jets - Agreed to terms with defenseman Mark Stuart on a four-year