Commissioner's Office -- Suspended Atlanta Braves OF Otis Nixon for 60 days for violating the terms of his drug-abuse after-care program.
Los Angeles Clippers -- Signed F Ed Horton. forward.
Northern Kentucky -- Named Steve Blake (executive director of the Tiger Club at Towson State; Cumberland native) executive director of the Gold Club, the university's athletic fund-raising organization.
New England Patriots -- Waived P Bryan Wagner (29.1-yard net average, second worst in the AFC).
New York Jets -- Signed RB Leroy Kinard to the practice squad. Waived WR James Bradley from the practice squad.
Detroit Red Wings -- Signed RW Martin Lapointe to a 4-year contract.
Los Angeles Kings -- Sent C Marc Saumier, G Andre Bouliane, G Wayne Marion, F Jerome Bechard, F Darryl Williams, F Kevin White, F Tim Breslin, F Kevin Heise, F Bob Berg, F Ross Wilson, F Jim Ballantine, D Kris Miller, D Mike Ruark, D Trevor Pochipinski, D Shawn Wheeler, D Kevin MacDonald and D Eric Ricard to Phoenix (IHL).
St. Louis Blues -- Signed D Garth Butcher and RW Rich Sutter to 3-year contracts and C Bob Bassen to a 2-year contract. Returned C Nathan Lafayette, C Grayden Reid, RW Kevin Malgunas and LW Jason Brousseau to their junior teams.
Washington Capitals -- Signed LW Randy Burridge (15 goals, 13 assists with the Boston Bruins) to a 1-year contract with an option year and D Sylvain Cote (7, 12 with the Hartford Whalers) to a 2-year deal with an option year.
San Diego Gulls (IHL) -- Signed C Keith Gretzky.
Baltimore Blast -- Waived G Hank Henry.
L San Diego Sockers -- Signed F Wes Wade to a 1-year contract.