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National League

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS–Named Willie McGee special assistant to the general manager.



BUFFALO BILLS–Tendered an offer to TE Dorin Dickerson.

GREEN BAY PACKERS–Named Alonzo Dotson college scout.

SAN FRANCISCO 49EWRS–Released K David Akers.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS–Signed TE Darren Fells.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS–Hired A.J. Smith as a senior executive.



CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS–Assigned F Brandon Bollig to Rockford (AHL).

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS–Assigned C Nick Drazenovic to Springfield (AHL).

DALLAS STARS–Recalled F Francis Wathier from Texas (AHL).

NASHVILLE PREDATORS–Recalled D Victor Bartley from Milwaukee (AHL).

NEW JERSEY DEVILS–Claimed RW Tom Kostopoulos off waivers from Pittsburgh. Assigned RW Cam Janssen and G Keith Kinkaid to Albany (AHL). Recalled G Jeff Frazee from Albany (AHL).

NEW YORK RANGERS–Claimed D Roman Hamrlik off waivers from Washington.

PHOENIX COYOTES–Signed D Mathieu Brisebois to a three-year entry-level contract.

ST. LOUIS BLUES–Recalled G Jake Allen from Peoria (AHL). Signed D Joel Edmundson and F Yannick Veilleux to three-year entry level contracts.


FLORIDA EVERBLADES–Agreed to the terms with G Jesse Deckert.

READING ROYALS–Signed D Dominic Jalbert. Announced F David Marshall was loaned to Charlotte (AHL).


EAST CAROLINA–Named Jeff Compher athletic director.

INDIANA–Named William Inge co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach.