BOSTON — After a trade to the LA Kings fell through last week, Marco Sturm is apparently heading to So Cal after all.
Per team officials, Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli has dealt Sturm to the Kings for future considerations. Chiarelli will be speaking to the media at 6:50 p.m. tonight prior to the Bruins contest with the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Garden.
As originally indicated last week when the deal fell through, the Bruins would have received a conditional draft pick from the Kings. It looks like the Bruins will receive something similar in this trade as Sturm carries a $3.5 million cap hit for the 2010-11 season as the Bruins shed some much needed salary.
Update: So I was wrong about that conditional draft pick reference as being part of the “Future Considerations”. During the press conference, Chiarelli got essentially “nothing” in return.
Update No. 2: A couple of other notes during Chiarelli’s press conference. First and foremost, the Bruins are obviously out of salary cap hell with this deal and now have some room under the cap for future moves. Secondly, Chiarelli noted in the press conference that Sturm is 5-7 days away from playing again in a different jersey obviously.
And finally, here’s the Chiarelli’s video from his press conference minutes before the Bruins-Flyers contest (which is scoreless after the first period).