While the Boston Bruins made a majority of their deals last week, it doesn't mean they are done trying to improve the roster before Monday's 3 p.m. EST deadline. With that in mind, GM Peter Chiarelli announced Sunday night that the team traded for forwards David Lailberte and Stefan Chaput from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for forward Brian McGrattan and defenseman Sean Zimmerman.
Both Laliberte and Chaput will report to the Providence Bruins (AHL) -- McGrattan and Zimmerma had been playing for Providence.
Laliberte, a 6'1", 198-lb native of St. Liboire, Quebec, has 8-10=18 totals and 52 PIM in 49 games with the Syracuse Crunch and Adirondack Phantoms of the AHL. In 11 career NHL games with the Philadelphia Flyers, he has 2-1=3 totals and 6 PIM. The 24-year-old was traded from the Flyers to the Ducks on November 21, 2010 with Pat Maroon in exchange for Danny Syvret and Rob Bordson. Laliberte was originally drafted by Philadelphia in the fourth round (124th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
The 22-year-old Chaput has 3-7=10 totals and 15 PIM in 47 games with the AHL's Syracuse Crunch and Charlotte Checkers. The 6'0", 192-lb native of Montreal, Quebec, has yet to appear in an NHL game. He was traded to Anaheim by the Carolina Hurricanes on November 23, 2010 with Matt Kennedy in exchange for Ryan Carter. He was originally drafted by Carolina in the fifth round (153rd overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.