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National League

CHICAGO CUBS – Released 3B Cody Ransom.



CHICAGO BULLS – Promoted Randy Brown to assistant general manager, Ivica Dukant to director of international scouting/special assistant to the general manager and Nick Papendieck to head strength coach. Named Matt Johnson assistant strength coach.



ARIZONA CARDINALS – Signed WRs Dan Buckner and Brittan Golden to the practice squad. Released WR Sam McGuffie from the practice squad.

ATLANTA FALCONS – Placed LB Sean Weatherspoon on the injured reserve/return list.

CAROLINA PANTHERS – Placed S Charles Godfrey on injured reserve. Signed S Robert Lester from the practice squad.

CINCINNATI BENGALS – Terminated the contract of RB Bernard Scott.



MONTREAL CANADIENS – Assigned Fs Louis Leblanc, Joonas Nattinen, Stephen MacAulay, Sven Andrighetto, Stefan Fournier and Erik Nystrom; D Morgan Ellis, Darren Dietz and Dalton Thrower; and G Robert Mayer to Hamilton (AHL).

OTTAWA SENATORS – Signed F Curtis Lazar to a three-year, entry-level contract. Returned D Ben Harpur to Guelph (OHL), G Chris Driedger to Calgary (WHL), F Vincent Dunn to Gatineau (QMJHL) and G Francois Brassard to Quebec (QMJHL).

PHOENIX COYOTES – Assigned RW Henrik Samuelsson to Edmonton (WHL).

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING – Signed F Joel Vermin to a three-year, entry-level contract. Released F Brett Welychka, D Jake Dotchin and G Eric Brassard from their amateur tryout agreements.


NEW MEXICO – Suspended DL Gerron Borne and Paytron Hightower indefinitely.

SETON HALL – Named Oliver Antigua men’s assistant basketball coach.