=== Sports Transactions from The Sports Network ===
=== Saturday, September 15, 2012 ===
=== BASEBALL ===
Atlanta Braves - Activated pitcher Ben Sheets from the 15-day disabled list.
Tampa Bay Rays - Activated shortstop Sean Rodriguez from the 15-day disabled
=== FOOTBALL ===
Chicago Bears - Signed running back Kahlil Bell to a one-year contract; waived
safety Jeremy Jones.
Oakland Raiders - Promoted cornerback Coye Francies and long-snapper Nick
Guess from the team's practice squad; placed wide receiver Jacoby Ford on the
season-ending injured reserved list; placed cornerback Ron Bartell on the new
reserve/injured list that allows him to return later this year.
San Diego Chargers - Signed cornerback Greg Gatson from the practice squad;
released guard/tackle Reggie Wells.
=== HOCKEY ===
Anaheim Ducks - Signed defenseman Cam Fowler to a five-year contract
extension; assigned forwards Josh Brittain, Corey Elkins, Emerson Etem, Peter
Holland, Matt Kennedy, Ryan Lasch, Brandon McMillan, John Mitchell, Kyle
Palmieri, Devante Smith-Pelly, Chris Wagner, defensemen Mat Clark, Jordan
Hendry, Hampus Lindholm, Sami Vatanen and goaltenders Igor Bobkov and Marcel
Cousineau to Norfolk (AHL); assigned goaltender John Gibson to Kitchener
(OHL); assigned forward Rickard Rakell to Plymouth (OHL); assigned forward Max
Friberg to Timra (Swedish Elite); assigned defenseman Tim Heed to Vaxjo
Boston Bruins - Signed forward Milan Lucic to a three-year contract extension
through the 2015-16 season.
Buffalo Sabres - Signed forward Tyler Ennis to a two-year contract.
Calgary Flames - Assigned forwards Akim Aliu, Paul Byron, Krys Kolanos, Ben
Walter and defenseman Joe Piskula to Abbotsford (AHL).
Carolina Hurricanes - Assigned forwards Nicolas Blanchard, Zach Boychuk, Zac
Dalpe, A.J. Jenks, Riley Nash, Victor Rask, Jerome Samson, Justin Shugg, Jeff
Skinner, Jared Staal, Brett Sutter, Brody Sutter, Chris Terry, Tim Wallace and
Jeremy Welsh; defensemen Brett Bellemore, Justin Faulk, Marc-Andre Gragnani,
Michal Jordan, Tommi Kivisto, Justin Krueger, Austin Levi, Rasmus Rissanen,
Bobby Sanguinetti, Beau Schmitz and Joe Sova; and goaltenders John Muse and
Justin Peters to Charlotte (AHL); assigned defenseman Ryan Murphy to Kitchener
Chicago Blackhawks - Assigned forwards Kyle Beach, Brandon Bollig, Terry
Broadhurst, Rob Flick, Byron Froese, David Gilbert, Jimmy Hayes, Marcus
Kruger, Peter LeBlanc, Jeremy Morin, Philippe Paradis, Brandon Pirri, Brandon
Saad, Andrew Shaw and Ben Smith, defensemen Adam Clendening, Klas Dahlbeck,
Shawn Lalonde, Joe Lavin, Nick Leddy, Dylan Olsen and Ryan Stanton, and
goaltenders Mac Carruth, Carter Hutton, Alec Richards and Kent Simpson to
Rockford (AHL); assigned forward Joakim Nordstrom to AIK (Swedish Elite);
assigned forward Phillip Danault to Victoriaville (QMJHL); assigned forward
Mark McNeill to Prince Albert (WHL).
Nashville Predators - Assigned forwards Daniel Bang, Taylor Beck, Gabriel
Bourque, Patrick Cehlin, Kevin Henderson, Jani Lajunen, Michael Latta, Jack
MacLellan, Juuso Puustinen, Ben Ryan, Josh Shalla and Austin Watson;
defensemen Taylor Aronson, Victor Bartley, Anthony Bitetto, Mattias Ekholm,
Ryan Ellis, Joonas Jarvinen, Charles-Olivier Roussel and Scott Valentine; and
goaltenders Magnus Hellberg and Jeremy Smith to Milwaukee (AHL); signed
defenseman Kevin Klein to a five-year contract; signed forward Craig Smith to
a two-year contract.
New York Islanders - Assigned forwards Sean Backman, Colin McDonald, Matt
Watkins, Casey Cizikas, Jason Clark, Brandon DeFazio, Mike Halmo, Kirill
Kabanov, Brock Nelson, Nino Niederreiter, John Persson, Blair Riley, Johan
Sundstrom, David Ullstrom and defensemen Nathan McIver, Ty Wishart, Marc
Cantin, Calvin de Haan, Matt Donovan, Travis Hamonic, Jon Landry, Aaron
Ness, and goaltenders Kevin Poulin and Anders Nilsson to Bridgeport (AHL).
Philadelphia Flyers - Assigned Jason Akeson, Tyler Brown, Sean Couturier,
Cullen Eddy, Matt Ford, Erik Gustafsson, Shane Harper, Cal Heeter, Ben
Holmstrom, Tyler Hostetter, Niko Hovinen, Andrew Johnston, Blake Kessel,
Matthew Konan, Oliver Lauridsen, Matt Mangene, Brandon Manning, Tye McGinn,
Marcel Noebels, Luke Pither, Zac Rinaldo, Brayden Schenn, Danny Syvret, Mike
Testwuide, Eric Wellwood and Harry Zolnierczyk to Adirondack (AHL); assigned
Nick Cousins, Scott Laughton and Derek Mathers to their junior clubs.
Phoenix Coyotes - Assigned forwards Scott Arnold, Alexandre Bolduc, Chris
Brown, Chris Conner, Brett Hextall, Rob Klinkhammer, Phil Lane, Jordan
Martinook, Andy Miele, Joel Rechlicz, Brendan Shinnimin, Jordan Szwarz, Ethan
Werek, defensemen Mathieu Brodeur, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Maxim Goncharov,
Brandon Gormley, Mark Louis, David Rundblad, Michael Stone, Chris Summers,
Justin Weller, and goaltenders Louis Domingue, Chad Johnson, Mike Lee, Mark
Visentin to Portland (AHL); assigned forward Lucas Lession to Oshawa (OHL);
assigned defenseman Connor Murphy to Sarnia (OHL).
Tampa Bay Lightning - Assigned forward J.T. Wyman to Syracuse (AHL).
Winnipeg Jets - Agreed to terms with forward Evander Kane on a new contract.