CINCINNATI REDS—Agreed to terms with OF Willy Taveras on a two-year contract.
BUFFALO BILLS—Placed WR James Hardy on injured reserve. Signed RB Bruce Hall from the practice squad.
BUFFALO SABRES—Placed C Paul Gaustad on injured reserve. Recalled LW Tim Kennedy from Portland (AHL).
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS—Announced an affiliation agreement with Gwinnett (ECHL).
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Recalled F Craig MacDonald from Syracuse (AHL).
NEW YORK ISLANDERS—Recalled C Jeremy Colliton and G Yann Danis from from Bridgeport (AHL).
NEW YORK RANGERS—Recalled D Corey Potter from Hartford (AHL).
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS—Recalled F Tim Wallace from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Recalled D Matt Smaby from Norfolk (AHL). Assigned F Chris Lawrence, D Scott Jackson and F-D Brent Henley from Norfolk to Mississippi (ECHL).
ALBANY RIVER RATS—Recalled F Yannick Tifu from loan to Florida (ECHL).
QUAD CITY FLAMES—Recalled C Hugo Carpentier from Las Vegas (ECHL).
BROOKLYN ACES—Signed F Bobby Brannigan.
MIAMI—Named Steve Addazio offensive coordinator, effective for the 2009 season.
TOWSON—Named Rob Ambrose football coach and signed him to a five-year contract.