Reds: Signed P Jeff Tabaka to minor-league contract.
Red Sox: Signed P Johnny Ruffin to minor-league contract.
Nets: Waived F Adrian Caldwell.
Army: Announced that women's basketball coach Lynn Chiavaro will take leave of absence for remainder of season.
Idaho State: Named Bruce Barnum offensive line coach, Leo Brouhard defensive line coach/recruiting coordinator, John Ely linebackers coach and Tom Porras quarterbacks coach/passing game coordinator.
Canadiens: Recalled D Craig Rivet from AHL Fredericton.
Devils: Assigned LW Jeff Williams from ECHL Raleigh to AHL Albany.
Red Wings: Signed RW Joey Kocur.
Whalers: Assigned F Hnat Domenichelli and F Steve Martins to AHL Springfield. Recalled D Jason McBain from Springfield.
Pub Date: 12/28/96