NEW YORK YANKEES_Announced RHP Jim Miller accepted being sent outright to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).
COLORADO ROCKIES — Announced the retirement of 1B Todd Helton, effective at the end of the season.
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DETROIT RED WINGS — Assigned LW Tyler Bertuzzi to Guelph (OHL), RW Philippe Hudon to Victoriaville (QMJHL), C Kevin Lynch to Michigan (CCHA), to RW Zach Nastasiuk Owen Sound (OHL), G Jake Paterson Saginaw (OHL) and D Michal Plutnar Tri-City (WHL).
NEW YORK RANGERS — Assigned F J.T. Barnett, F Kyle Jean, F Jason Wilson, D Charlie Dodero, D Samuel Noreau, G Jeff Malcolm, G Jason Missiaen and G Scott Stajcer to Hartford (AHL). Assigned F Anthony Duclair to Quebec (QMJHL), F Klarc Wilson to Prince George (WHL), D Troy Donnay to Erie (OHL), D Ben Fanelli to Kitchener (OHL), D Ryan Graves to Charlottetown (QMJHL) and Jimmy Oligny to Rimouski (QMJHL).
PHOENIX COYOTES — Assigned F Kyle Hagel, F Keven Veilleux, F Brenden Walker and D Greg Coburnfour to Portland (AHL). Assigned F Laurent Dauphin, F Yan-Pavel Laplante, D Justin Hache and G Brendan Burke to their junior teams.
NORTHWESTERN_Announced F Mike Turner is taking a leave of absence from the basketball team.