Cubs: Signed P Bobby Ayala to Triple-A contract.
Hornets: Activated C Brad Miller. Placed G Michael Hawkins (tendinitis in left knee) on injured list.
South Carolina: Suspended LB Daniel Gawronski from football team indefinitely for violation of team policy.
Bengals: Signed WR-KR Damon Griffin to two-year contract.
Steelers: Signed OT Larry Tharpe and S Nakia Codie.
Canadiens: Lent RW Aaron Asham to AHL Quebec.
Flyers: Extended affiliation agreement with ECHL Trenton for two seasons.
Lightning: Signed LW Dmitry Afanasenkov and C Martin Cibak.
Mighty Ducks: Agreed to terms with free-agent C Andy McDonald from Colgate.
Panthers: Lent D Joey Tetarenko to AHL Louisville.
Predators: Recalled D Andrew Berenzweig and D John Namestnikov from IHL Milwaukee.
Rangers: Recalled G J. F. Labbe and D Alexei Vasiliev from AHL Hartford. Reassigned G Milan Hnilicka to Hartford.