- Big Bad Blog - http://bigbadblog.weei.com -

Marco Sturm passes physical with Kings

Peter Chiarelli released a statement Tuesday saying Marco Sturm [1] has passed his physical with the Kings, making his trade from the Bruins official. Rich Hammond [2] was the first to report the physical being completed.

The Bruins announced on Saturday that they had sent Sturm to Los Angeles in exchange for nothing. Trading Sturm, who is coming off a torn ACL and MCL, allowed the Bruins to avoid a messy salary cap situation that would have been encontered with his activation. Sturm, a free agent at season’s end, has a $3.5 million salary cap hit.

With the trade, the Bruins are $288,793 under the cap, according to capgeek.com.