CARDINALS: Signed OF-1B John Mabry and P Doug Creek to minor league contracts; invited them to major league camp.
PIRATES: Signed OF Orlando Merced to minor league contract.
RICHMOND: Announced resignation of football coach Jim Reid, who will become defensive line coach at Syracuse.
BLUE JACKETS: Recalled RW David Ling from AHL Syracuse.
CANUCKS: Assigned C Ryan Kesler to AHL Manitoba.
KINGS: Recalled RW Pavel Rosa from AHL Manchester. Placed RW Scott Barney on injured reserve with shoulder injury. Assigned LW Kip Brennan to Manchester for conditioning.
MAPLE LEAFS: Recalled G Mikael Tellqvist from AHL St. John's.
OILERS: Recalled G Michael Morrison from AHL Toronto.