Bruins trade Adam McQuaid to the Rangers

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.