Report: Bruins trade Samsonov
Bruins left winger Sergei Samsonov has been traded to the Edmonton Oilers, according to The Sports Network. The Bruins have not confirmed the transaction. Former Boston College grad Marty Reasoner, prospect Yan Stastny, and a second-round pick are reported to be coming to the Bruins in return.
According to the Ottawa Sun, an Oilers official confirmed the deal. Samsonov had spent his entire eight-year career with the Bruins, where he scored 164 goals and 212 assists in 514 games.
Reasoner, 29, has put up 26 points in 58 games with the Oilers this year.
The NHL trade deadline was at 3 p.m. today. Samsonov, Brian Leetch and P.J. Axelsson were all on course to become unrestricted free agents July 1, and if they were not re-signed by the Bruins, all three may have been lost to other clubs with the Bruins receiving little in return other than perhaps compensatory draft picks.
Material from TSN was used in this report.