The Tampa Bay Lightning have fired head coach Guy Boucher. Brochu's take: The rumor was the veterans on the Bolts were starting to tune him out. Lindy Ruff is the rumored favourite to take the position.
The Anaheim Ducks have signed forward Radek Dvorak to a one-year, $675,000 contract. Dvorak must clear waivers because he has been playing in Europe this season.
The Lightning have re-signed forward Nate Thompson to a four-year, $6.4 million contract extension.
The Montreal Canadiens have claimed forward Jeff Halpern off waivers from the New York Rangers.
The Rangers have placed defenseman Stu Bickel on waivers.
The Colorado Avalanche have signed four players to three-year, entry-level contracts. Forwards Garrett Meurs and Andrew Agozzino, and defensemen Markus Lauridsen and Gabriel Beaupre.
The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Travis Ewanyk to a three-year, entry-level contract.