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Sturm traded to Kings for 'nothing'

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  December 11, 2010 06:28 PM

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The Bruins completed the trade that had been in the works for over a week, sending Marco Sturm to Los Angeles for future considerations. The latter is a euphemism, as the Bruins will not receive anything in return -- no picks or prospects -- other than cap relief.

"As far as we got in return, it's classified as future considerations," said GM Peter Chiarelli. "But really, it's nothing. 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."

Sturm must now undergo a physical for the Kings. Chiarelli estimated Sturm is 5-7 days away from being ready to play.

Sturm is in the final season of a four-year, $14 million contract. The left wing was the only player remaining in the Joe Thornton trade that brought Sturm, Brad Stuart, and Wayne Primeau to the Bruins.

In 302 games with the Bruins, Sturm scored 106 goals and 87 assists.

Sturm has been rehabbing from surgery on his right knee. Sturm is considered close to being game-ready. Sturm suffered the injury against the Flyers on the opening shift of Round 2.

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