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Bruins trade Adam McQuaid to the Rangers

Prior to the trade, McQuaid was scheduled to fly with the Bruins to China Tuesday afternoon.

Adam McQuaid defends Florida Panthers center Michael Sgarbossa in 2017.
Adam McQuaid defends Florida Panthers center Michael Sgarbossa in 2017. –The Associated Press

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A spare roster part for stretches of last season and pegged for more of the same in 2018-19, Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid was dealt Tuesday morning to New York, where the 31-year-old back liner will be expected to log ample playing minutes on a Rangers team in rebuild mode.

McQuaid, a member of the Boston’s 2011 Stanley Cup-winning squad, was dealt for journeyman defenseman Steve Kampfer, who previously played parts of two seasons with Boston, including his rookie season in 2010-11. The Bruins also acquired two picks (a fourth-rounder and a conditional seventh-rounder) in next June’s draft.

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