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Report: Bruins trade Marco Sturm to Kings

According to TSN’s Darren Dreger (via twitter) the Bruins have traded winger Marco Sturm [1] to the Kings. According to ESPN’s James Murphy, the Bruins received a conditional fifth-round pick.

Sturm is still recovering from a torn ACL and MCL suffered in last year’s playoffs. In trading him and his $3.5 million salary cap hit, the team will be cap-compliant without any issue. The team would have needed to shed salary before Sturm’s return, as they had been given cap relief with both Sturm and Marc Savard [2] on long-term injury reserve.

The Bruins are now $46,128 under the cap, according to CapGeek [3].