ST. PAUL SAINTS-Released OF Jason Cooper.
WICHITA WINGNUTS-Signed RHP Brandon Mathes, RHP Josh Dew and OF Mitch Einertson.
GATEWAY GRIZZLIES-Signed OF Jett Hart to a contract extension.
RIVER CITY RASCALS-Signed RHP Kenny Arnerich to a contract extension.
SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS-Signed RHP Matt Collins.
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
HOUSTON TEXANS-Placed QB Matt Leinart on injured reserve.
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
BUFFALO SABRES-Reassigned F Paul Szczechura, F Corey Tropp and D T.J. Brennan to Rochester (AHL).
CAROLINA HURRICANES-Fired coach Paul Maurice. Named Kirk Muller coach.
DETROIT RED WINGS-Recalled F Fabian Brunnstrom from Grand Rapids (AHL).
MONTREAL CANADIENS-Recalled F Louis Leblanc from Hamilton (AHL).