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Bruins actually trade Marco Sturm to Kings

The Bruins announced on Saturday that they have traded forward Marco Sturm [1] to the Kings in exchange for future considerations. Sturm, who carries a salary cap hit and is nearing a return from a torn ACL and MCL, must pass a physical with Los Angeles.

General manager Peter Chiarelli said following the trade that the Bruins will actually receive nothing in the deal. Asked for clarification, Chiarelli said that “whenever you see ‘future considerations,’ it usually means ‘nothing.'”

Sturm reportedly was nearly traded to the Kings last week and had to waive his no-trade clause to facilitate the deal. The 32-year-old had 106 goals for the Bruins over parts of four seasons with the club after being acquired in the 2005 Joe Thornton [2] trade.

With the trade, the Bruins will not need to make further moves to settle their salary cap situation.