The Edmonton Oilers have assigned defenseman Sheldon Souray to it's AHL affiliate, who have subsequently loaned him to the Washington Capitals AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears. Souray remains the property of the Oilers and has no official connection to the Capitals organization. Brochu's take: This is similiar to what the Caps did with Michael Nylander. I think the players and owners will have to address this issue in the new CBA.
The Vancouver Canucks have traded forward Darcy Hordichuk to the Florida Panthers for forward Andrew Peters.
The Canucks will also sign forward Peter Schaefer to a one-year, two-way contract ($600,000) on Thursday.
The Panthers have also placed defenseman Nathan Paetsch on waivers.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have placed defenseman Matt Lashoff on waivers.