Former Boston Bruin Marco Sturm was traded to the Los Angeles Kings in December before he could make his return from May knee surgery. The Bruins received "nothing" in return, since the move seemed to be for pure salary cap relief.â†µ
But as NESN's Nick Coman pointed out in his "Daily Blend" column Sunday, Sturm has adjusted to his new digs pretty well:â†µ
"Don't look now but Marco Sturm has 8 points and is a plus 6 in 13 games in LA."â†µ
Sturm started off slow when he returned on December 21st, to be anticipated after seven months off the ice. Kings' head coach Terry Murray was upset with the left-winger's play - but then again, when you gave up nothing for the player, what basis do you have for complaining?â†µ
Since Murray's negative comments, Sturm has turned it up a notch. Murray told the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday that he is now seeing the player he knew Sturm was:â†µ
"We're starting to see a versatile player, the kind of player that we thought we were getting when the deal was made. And he's just getting his feet under himself and starting to contribute."â†µ
Sturm had a goal and assist Saturday night against the Edmonton Oilers. If Sturm's streak continues, will the Bruins regret getting rid of him for zilch?