It was clear that the Dallas Stars would be trading Jaromir Jagr before the NHL trade deadline whenever they chose not to extend the veteran right winger and now the deal has been completed. According to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, Jagr has been traded to the Boston Bruins in exchange for two prospects and a draft pick.
As first reported by Mike Heika, Jaromir Jagr has been dealt to the Boston Bruins although still pending a trade call
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) April 2, 2013
Dallas is looking to clear out their roster, while Boston is trying to keep pace with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Last week, the Bruins lost out on forward Jerome Iginla to the Pens, so they were an obvious choice to be in the mix for Jagr’s services. The team is hoping he will be able to help them get on a run and eventually past Pittsburgh, the place that Jagr called home for so long at the beginning of his career.
Jagr is having a solid season and his presence should boost the Boston line up.