The Bruins have acquired veteran forward Jaromir Jagr from the Dallas Stars.
The Bruins sent forwards Lane MacDermid and Cody Payne to Dallas along with a conditional second-round draft pick in this year’s NHL Draft. If the Bruins reach the Eastern Conference finals in this season’s playoffs, the pick becomes a first-rounder.
In 34 games, Jagr, 41, has scored 14 goals and 12 assists to lead the Stars in scoring. Jagr is averaging 18:17 of ice time per game.
The move strengthens the Bruins’ attack. The right wing could play alongside David Krejci, which would shuffle Nathan Horton down to the No. 3 line. Or Horton could stay with Krejci and Milan Lucic, with Jagr playing on the third line alongside Rich Peverley.
Jagr became the Bruins’ secondary option after missing out on Jarome Iginla last week. The 41-year-old Jagr is still one of the stronger players on the puck in the league.
The left-shot Jagr will also give the Bruins some balance on the power play. Tyler Seguin, David Krejci, Patrice Bergeron, and Rich Peverley, all right-shot forwards, have shuffled through the left-side half-wall position on the power play.
Jagr will be an unrestricted free agent at year’s end. Jagr signed a one-year, $4.5 million deal with Dallas.
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