BOSTON (CBS) — The Jordan Caron era is officially over in Boston.

The Bruins traded Caron prior to Monday’s trade deadline, sending him to Colorado in exchange for Max Talbot.

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said that the Avalanche will pay half of Talbot’s salary.

Talbot, a 10-year NHL veteran, has five goals and 10 assists this season for the Avalanche. His career high in points came in 2011-12, when he posted 19-15-34 totals.

“He’s a glue guy,” Chiarelli said of Talbot. “He’s played in a lot of playoffs, he’s played all three positions, he’s a gritty guy, he plays all out, and we believe he’s a good add to our forward group.”

Caron, 24, was selected by the Bruins with the 25th overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He has just 12 goals and 16 assists in 134 NHL games. He’s scored 36 goals and tallied 42 assists in 134 AHL games for Providence.

The Bruins re-signed Caron last summer to a one-year, $600,000 contract.



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