Toronto Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle received a two-year contract extension, the team announced Thursday.
Carlyle's job status had been in question since a late-season collapse by the Maple Leafs and the hiring of Brendan Shanahan as their new president. The Maple Leafs missed the playoffs after losing 12 of their final 14 games.
Carlyle, 58, took over as coach of the Maple Leafs on March 2, 2012, after he was fired by the Anaheim Ducks earlier in the season. The following season, he led Toronto back to the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in nine years.
Assistants Dave Farrish, Scott Gordon and Greg Cronin will not be returning to the team.
---The Anaheim Ducks recalled defenseman Sami Vatanen from the Norfolk of the American Hockey League, the team announced Thursday.
In addition, the Ducks reassigned left winger Emerson Etem to Norfolk.
Vatanen, 22, had 21 points (6 goals, 15 assists) in 48 regular-season games for the Ducks in 2013-14. He finished the regular season tied for fifth among rookie NHL defensemen and co-led Anaheim blueliners in goals.
Selected by Anaheim in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, the 5-foot-10, 183-pound Vatanen appeared in five of Norfolk's postseason contests, getting three assists. Etem, 21, went scoreless in four postseason games with the Ducks.
---The Montreal Canadiens re-signed defenseman Greg Pateryn to a two-year contract extension, the club announced Thursday.
Pateryn, 23, had 34 points (15 goals, 19 assists) in 68 games with the American Hockey League's Hamilton Bulldogs in 2013-14. He led Hamilton defensemen in points.
Pateryn has played three regular-season games with the Canadiens in the 2012-13 season. He has collected 46 points (22 goals, 24 assists) in 107 regular-season games with the Bulldogs in the AHL since making his professional debut in 2012-13.
---The Nashville Predators extended their affiliation agreement with the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League through the 2016-17 season, the team announced Thursday.
The Predators and Admirals have functioned as affiliates since Nashville's inception in 1998-99.