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This Time It’s Real; Bruins Trade for Jagr

Jaromir JagrBoston (WGGB) — The last time the Boston Bruins made a “trade”, it was with the Calgary Flames for Jarome Iginla.  That deal fell through, though at the eleventh hour, and Iginla instead went to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Today, the Bruins have announced a trade for Jaromir Jagr.  The former Dallas Stars right-winger, Jagr is one of the ultimate veterans of the game. Jagr has 18 years of NHL experience, and made his debut with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1990.  He has scored 14 goals this season, in 34 games.

The Bruins will send two prospects, and a conditional second-round draft pick, to the Stars.

The prospects are tough forward Lane MacDermid, who has played eight games for the Bruins, and Ontario Hockey League player Cody Payne.

The second-round pick becomes a first-rounder this June if the Bruins reach the Eastern Conference final.

Jagr is the leading European-born scorer in NHL history. His contract expires at the end of the season.


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