DIAMONDBACKS: Signed P Rick Helling to one-year contract with mutual second-year option.
TIMBERWOLVES: Activated G Terrell Brandon. Placed G Will Avery on injured list with tendinitis in right knee.
KNICKS: Activated F Clarence Weatherspoon. Placed G Larry Robinson on injured list with right patella tendinitis.
CAPITALS: Claimed LW Ivan Ciernik off waivers from Senators.
HURRICANES: Activated LW Chris Dingman from IR.
SHARKS: Recalled D Steve Bancroft from AHL Cleveland.