According to multiple news sources on Twitter this afternoon, the Bruins today made an offer to acquire veteran Dallas winger Brenden Morrow, only to see him agree to waive his no-trade clause with the Stars in order to join the Penguins.
TSN reporters Darren Dreger and Bob McKenzie first broke word on Twitter that the Penguins had an offer in for Morrow, 34, and were awaiting word on his decision regarding his NTC.
Soon after Dreger and McKenzie reported the Penguins offer, the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch then posted word via Twitter that the Bruins likewise had an offer in on Morrow.
But at approximately 5:15 p.m., a number of sources, all reporting on Twitter, stated that Morrow in fact waived his no-trade clause and accepted a swap to the Penguins. However, neither the Penguins nor the Stars immediately released word of the alleged deal.
Morrow, a hardnosed winger, might have helped the Bruins rebuild some of their dwindling scoring confidence. At age 34, he is no longer considered a top six winger by most GMs but with Boston’s recent struggles to score (total six goals in the last four games), he could have become an essential piece of the club’s overall attack.
The Bruins now possibly will turn their attention to acquiring veteran winger Jarome Iginla from the Calgary Flames. Reports earlier today stated that Iginla informed the Flames that he would accept a deal to only four clubs–the Bruins, Penguins, Blackhawks and Kings.
Shortly before 6 p.m., Pierre LeBrun of espn.com reported that the Stars sent Morrow and a third-round draft pick this year to the Penguins for defenseman Joe Morrow and a fifth-round draft pick this year.
Morrow, 20, is a first-year pro who has spent the season with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound blueliner was Pittsburgh’s first-round pick, No. 23 overall, in the 2011 draft.