NATIONAL LEAGUE Cincinnati - Named Bill Scherrer special consultant to the scouting director, Alvin Rithman midwest cross checker, and Howard Bowens northwest special assignment scout. Los Angeles - Named Ed Creech scouting operations director, Terry Reynolds minor-league scouting coordinator and Matt Slater assistant scouting director.


NBA Miami - Named Jordan Cohn coordinator of basketball information and technology.


NFL Carolina - Deactivated QB Kerry Collins.


NHL League - Suspended Anaheim D Rusla Salei for five games without pay and fined him $1,000 for a slew-footing incident in a preseason game against Phoenix on Oct. 6. Buffalo - Assigned C Erik Rasmussen to Rochester of the AHL. Dallas - Agreed to terms with D Derian Hatcher on a four-year contract extension through the 2002-2003 season. Detroit - Acquired D Doug Houda from the Anaheim Mighty Ducks for future considerations. Assigned G Norm Maracle to Adirondack of the AHL on a two-week conditioning loan. Montreal - Signed D Vladimir Malakhov to a two-year contract. New Jersey - Assigned C John Madden to Albany of the AHL. New York Rangers - Signed LW Esa Tikkanen. Phoenix - Assigned LW Louis DeBrusk to Las Vegas of the IHL. Pittsburgh - Signed LW Martin Sonnenberg and assigned him to Syracuse of the AHL. Tampa Bay - Returned D Paul Mara to Plymouth of the OHL. Assigned G Corey Schwab to Cleveland of the IHL. Sent RW Alex Selivanov to Cleveland of the IHL for two games for conditioning.