Sunday, October 18, 2009

B's trade Kobasew to Wild

TSN is reporting that the Boston Bruins have traded Chuck Kobasew to the Minnesota Wild for winger Craig Weller, the rights to Alexander Fallstrom, and the Wild's second-round pick in the 2011 NHL draft. Kobasew, formerly with the Calgary Flames, had been with the Bruins for the last three seasons, and is signed thru 2010-11.

Weller, signed to a two-year contract prior to last season, is currently on the Houston Aeros' roster. Fallstrom is the Wild's 4th-round pick in last summer's draft (number 116 overall).

In order to fit Kobasew under the salary cap, the Wild have also placed forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard on long-term injured reserve, which will allow the team to go nearly dollar for dollar over the hard cap figure while Bouchard is off the active roster. No further medical decisions have been made on Bouchard.

More later.

WRT

3 comments:

KiPA - Kevin in PA said...

Good pickup, but a second and Fallstrom seems a tad pricey. Hard to tell with prospects though. Fallstrom might not amount to anything. There's a certain school of thought in trading unknowns for at least semi-proven players.

Are you ready for this though: Hope he stays healthy. Never played more than 77 games in a season and only at or above 70 three times in seven seasons. Can't remember if he's been a healthy scratch at times in Boston but it's possible.

WRT - Wild Road Tripper said...

Yes, Kevin, I agree with you about Kobasew's health issues. Look at his list on TSN, it looks more like a rap sheet. Fallstrom was always going to be in the back of the pack here, and even though he did look good in prospect camp, he was expendable.

The Wild had to do something to pull out of the funk, especially with Bouchard now on LTIR.

John said...

Testing. Thanks