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

                       === Monday, October 6, 2014 ===


=== BASEBALL ===

Chicago Cubs - Claimed pitcher Joseph Ortiz off waivers from the Texas
Rangers.


=== FOOTBALL ===

Detroit Lions - Released kicker Alex Henery.

Green Bay Packers - Signed wide receiver Kevin Dorsey to the active roster
from the practice squad; waived tight end Ryan Taylor; signed cornerback Tay
Glover-Wright to the practice squad.

Indianapolis Colts - Signed outside linebacker Victor Butler; waived outside
linebacker Chris Carter.

Miami Dolphins - Suspended defensive lineman Derrick Shelby indefinitely for
conduct detrimental to the team; signed wide receiver Damian Williams; waived
running back Orleans Darkwa.

New England Patriots - Reinstated defensive back Brandon Browner and wide
receiver Bryan Tyms; released defensive lineman Joe Vellano; placed defensive
lineman Michael Buchanan on injured reserve.

New York Giants - Signed running back Michael Cox to the active roster from
the practice squad; reinstated cornerback Jayron Hosley; waived wide receiver
Julian Talley and cornerback Chandler Fenner.

Oakland Raiders - Claimed wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins off waivers from
the New England Patriots.

Philadelphia Eagles - Signed safety Jordan Kovacs to the practice squad;
released wide receiver Coby Hamilton.

San Diego Chargers - Placed center Doug Legursky on injured reserve.


=== HOCKEY ===

Buffalo Sabres - Assigned forwards Zac Dalpe and Mikhail Grigorenko to
Rochester (AHL).

Calgary Flames - Signed defenseman Raphael Diaz to a one-year contract;
assigned defenseman Tyler Wotherspoon to Adirondack (AHL).

Carolina Hurricanes - Released forward Chad LaRose from his professional
tryout contract; recalled forward Patrick Brown from Charlotte (AHL).

Columbus Blue Jackets - Agreed to terms with defenseman Ryan Johansen on a
three-year contract; placed forward Brian Gibbons on injured reserve; placed
forward Jerry D'Amigo on waivers; assigned forward Kerby Rychel and defenseman
Frederic St. Denis to Springfield (AHL).

Detroit Red Wings - Assigned forwards Mitch Callahan, Landon Ferraro, Tomas
Nosek, Kevin Porter, Teemu Pulkkinen, defensemen Nick Jensen and Alexey
Marchenko to Grand Rapids (AHL); released forward Jeff Hogan from his
professional tryout contract and assigned him to Grand Rapids.

Florida Panthers - Signed defenseman Shane O'Brien to a one-year, two-way
contract.

Minnesota Wild - Released goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov from his professional
tryout contract; placed forwards Cody Almond and Stephane Veilleux on waivers;
placed forward Justin Fontaine on injured reserve; assigned forwards Joel
Rechlicz and Kurtis Gabriel to Iowa (AHL).

New York Rangers - Assigned goaltender Cedrick Desjardins, defensemen Steven
Kampfer, Michael Kostka and Dylan McIlrath, and forwards Ryan Haggerty, Marek
Hrivik, Oscar Lindberg and Matthew Lombardi to Hartford (AHL); acquired
forward Joey Crabb from the Florida Panthers in exchange for forward Andrew
Yogan and defenseman Steven Kampfer.

San Jose Sharks - Assigned defenseman Taylor Fedun to Worcester (AHL).

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Assigned forwards Jonathan Marchessault, Cedric
Paquette and defenseman Luke Witkowski to Syracuse (AHL).

Toronto Maple Leafs - Placed forwards Frazer McLaren, Colton Orr and
defenseman Korbinian Holzer on waivers for the purpose of assignment to
Toronto (AHL).

Washington Capitals - Signed forward Liam O'Brien to a three-year, entry-level
contract.


=== COLLEGE ===

Syracuse - Promoted Tim Lester to offensive coordinator.

Penn State - Appointed Dr. Phil Esten as Deputy Director of Athletics and
Chief Operating Officer for Intercollegiate Athletics.