Former Bruins On The Move At NHL Trade Deadline
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BOSTON (CBS/AP) — The Boston Bruins did most of their trading a couple of weeks before the NHL’s trade deadline, but a few former B’s found themselves on the move.
The Washington Capitals have acquired defenseman Dennis Wideman from the Florida Panthers for prospect Jake Hauswirth and a third-round pick in this year’s draft.
The 27-year-old Wideman has played for St. Louis, Boston and Florida over seven NHL seasons. Wideman spent three seasons with the Bruins before being traded to the Florida Panthers for Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell this past offseason. He has 55 career goals, 143 assists and 325 penalty minutes. He had nine goals and 24 assists this season with the Panthers.
Late Sunday night, the Buffalo Sabres acquired former Bruin forward Brad Boyes from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2011 draft.
The 28-year-old Boyes had 12 goals and 41 points, tied for third-best on the Blues. He spent a season and a half in Boston from 2005-2007, scoring 39 goals and 64 assists for the Bruins.
The Sabres were ninth in the Eastern Conference, two spots out of the final playoff spot, before Sunday night’s trade.
Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli told TSN in Canada Monday that the Bruins would likely stay put, or make a minor move at the deadline.
The Bruins acquired defenseman Tomas Kaberle from the Toronto Maple Leafs on February 18th, sending Joe Colburne, their first-round pick in 2011, and a conditional draft pick to Toronto.
That day, the Bruins also acquired Rich Peverley and Boris Valabik from Atlanta for Blake Wheeler and Mark Stuart.