Astros: Signed RHP Russ Springer to one-year contract.
Cubs: Signed RHP Julio Valera to minor-league contract.
Grizzlies: Activated G Greg Anthony. Waived G Moochie Norris.
Buccaneers: Signed TE Tracy Greene to two-year contract.
Bandits (AHL): Loaned D Brian Goudie to ECHL Richmond. Signed D Quinn Fair.
Canadiens: Recalled C Eric Houde from AHL Fredericton.
Canucks: Recalled D John Namestnikov from AHL Syracuse; put D Chris Joseph (groin) on injured reserve; returned G Mike Fountain to Syracuse.
Flames: Recalled D Sami Helenius and C Dale McTavish from AHL Saint John. Sent D Jamie Allison, D Chris O'Sullivan and W Sasha Lakovic to Saint John.
Islanders: Recalled D Jason Holland from AHL Kentucky.
Maple Leafs: Returned C Brian Wiseman to AHL St.John's.
Panthers: Recalled D Geoff Smith from Carolina of the ECHL.
Stars: Activated F Brent Gilchrist.
Whalers: Returned C Steve Martins to AHL Springfield.
Idaho State: Named Bruce Barnum offensive line coach.
Manhattan: Said G Nikolaos Dimakidis has joined men's basketball team.
SW Missouri State: Announced defensive coordinator J. C. Harper resigned.
Virginia Commonwealth: Dismissed G Sarah Trayers from women's basketball team for violating school policy.
Pub Date: 12/31/96