UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 29:  From the book New York Exposed. Willie Mays' famous eighth inning catch going away from home plate in the first game of the 1954 World SEries between the New York Giants and the Cleveland Indians.  (Photo by Frank Hurley/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images) Connelly’s Top Ten: Sox Managers Worse Than Farrell, Loaded 1966 All-Star Team, Brady-Belichick’s ‘Feud’ 2564856329_a79fdbbc29_z NBA Preview: 2016-2017 Boston Celtics Connelly’s Top Ten: Wright Should Sue Farrell, Pedro Silly, Swordfish – What’s Up? Tropicana Field (MLB Photo) Sox Go 5-2 On Most Recent Road Trip; 4 Game Set in Tampa Upcoming

Wheelin’ and Dealin’: Bruins Ship Wheeler and Stuart to Atlanta

Blake Wheeler and Mark Stuart are no longer in Bruins uniforms. (AP Photo)

A busy Friday in the Bruins’ front office continues to take shape, as reports indicate GM Peter Chiarelli has made yet another trade, this time with the Atlanta Thrashers.

In the deal, the Bruins send forward Blake Wheeler and defenseman Mark Stuart south to Atlanta in exchange for center Rich Peverley and defenseman Boris Valabik. This deal acts as the cap-cutting move necessary in order to complete the much-anticipated trade with Toronto to acquire Tomas Kaberle.

Wheeler can become a restricted free agent at season’s end; Stuart can become an unrestricted free agent. Meanwhile, Rich Peverley’s cap hit is just $1.325 million, and he is signed through next season. Peverley is a 28-year-old forward with 14 goals and 20 assists for Atlanta this season. Valabik is a former first round draft pick of the Thrashers, back in 2004. The Slovakian blueliner has spent this season in Chicago, playing for the team’s AHL affiliate. He celebrated his 25th birthday earlier this week.

Who is actually available to fill out the roster for Friday’s game in Ottawa remains to be seen. Reports do confirm that Chris Kelly will make his Bruins debut, facing his former team. Beyond that, we may see a very short bench for the Bruins.

Tags: , , , , , ,

Discussion

One comment for “Wheelin’ and Dealin’: Bruins Ship Wheeler and Stuart to Atlanta”

  1. […] Wheelin’ and Dealin’: Bruins Ship Wheeler and Stuart to Atlanta […]

    Posted by New-Look Bruins Top Senators 4-2 | Sports of Boston | February 19, 2011, 2:20 am

Post a comment