Late Saturday afternoon, the Boston Bruins announced that they had completed the trade of Marco Sturm to the Los Angeles Kings – per the rehabbing Sturm passing a physical, of course. Sturm’s physical allegedly prevented the trade from occurring last week.
The Bruins released an announcement saying that they would trade Sturm to the Kings for “future considerations.” Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli told members of the media right before Saturday evening’s tilt against the Philadelphia Flyers that the future considerations would equal nothing – the trade was really all about salary cap relief.
Chiarelli told Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe that the trade’s finalization would help the near-game return Sturm have a productive season:
“Part of that speaks to trading him now versus trading him later on in the year, which we could have done also. But in fairness to Marco, it allowed him to begin his journey, so to speak, in a place that’s a good landing spot for him.”
The 32-year-old German-born left winger played 302 games in six seasons with the Bruins, and amassed 106 goals and 87 assists.