National Hockey League roundup

National Hockey League roundup
By Reuters

01/12/2016 at 01:11

Nov 30 (The Sports Xchange) - The Nashville Predators signed veteran defenseman Adam Pardy to a one-year, two-way contract Wednesday.

The deal is worth $575,000 at the NHL level and $175,000 at the American Hockey League level.

Pardy, 32, appeared in 338 NHL games and recorded 52 points (four goals, 48 assists) and 263 penalty minutes in parts of eight seasons with Calgary, Dallas, Buffalo, Winnipeg and Edmonton.

He totaled four assists in 23 games with the Jets and Oilers in 2015-16.

The Predators also placed defenseman Anthony Bitetto on injured reserve for the second time this season. He sustained an upper-body injury during Tuesday's 5-3 win against the Colorado Avalanche.

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The Tampa Bay Lightning recalled forwards Joel Vermin and Michael Bournival from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League.

Vermin, 24, played in 17 games with the Crunch this season, recording six goals and five assists.

Bournival, 24, skated in 17 games with Syracuse, registering five goals and six assists. He played in 89 career NHL games, all with the Montreal Canadiens during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons, totaling 10 goals and nine assists.

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The Winnipeg Jets reassigned defenseman Julian Melchiori to the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League.

Melchiori, 24, was recalled Saturday for the second time this season but did not play in either of the Jets' two games. He played in four games with Winnipeg during his first recall, with no points and 13:47 of ice time per contest.

Melchiori played in 14 games for the Manitoba this season, recording one goal, four assists and eight penalty minutes.))

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