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Dec 9 (The Sports Xchange) - Forward Alexander Semin rejected an assignment to the minor leagues and was put on unconditional waivers by the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday with the purpose of mutually parting ways. After Semin cleared waivers on Tuesday, he was assigned to St. John's of the American Hockey League. His refusal to report leaves his hockey future in limbo. The 31-year-old signed a one-year deal worth $1.1 million with the Canadiens on July 24 after his previous contract was bought out after last season by the Carolina Hurricanes. In 15 games for Montreal this season, he had one goal and four points. --- The Nashville Predators activated defenseman Petter Granberg from the non-roster list and sent him on a conditioning assignment to Milwaukee of the American Hockey League. Granberg was claimed off waivers from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Nov. 22. The 23-year-old has yet to suit up in 2015-16 due to offseason surgery, but he played in eight NHL games for the Maple Leafs, with no points and six penalty minutes. He played in 126 AHL games with the Toronto Marlies, recording 22 points (three goals, 19 assists) and 58 penalty minutes since his first North American professional season in 2013-14. --- The Los Angeles Kings recalled forward Michael Mersch from Ontario of the American Hockey League. Mersch, 23, has not played in an NHL game. He has appeared in 19 games for Ontario this season and has 12 goals (fifth in the AHL) and three assists. In 102 career AHL games, Mersch has 36 goals and 27 assists. (Editing by Larry Fine) ))