Acquiring Andrew Ference and Chuck Kobasew from Calgary has been Peter Chiarelli's best trade. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff)
With the deadline approaching, here's a look at all of GM Peter Chiarelli's trades (except for deals for picks) during his time in Boston, and how the moves look so far:
In from Philadelphia: Ned Lukacevic, 2009 fourth-round pick.
Out: Andrew Alberts.
Verdict: Plus. The Bruins needed to clear cap space and move Alberts, who would have been a third-pairing D or a healthy scratch. They also made room for Matt Hunwick's promotion. Straight salary dump.
In from Chicago: Martin St. Pierre.
Out: Pascal Pelletier.
Verdict: Plus. The Bruins get a skilled center who's been a productive fill-in when injuries struck.
In from Colorado: Johnny Boychuk.
Out: Matt Hendricks.
Verdict: Plus. Boychuk has been one of Providence's best players and performed well during his one game with the big club. Somewhat surprised that he wasn't given a more extended look in Boston.
In from Columbus: Matt Marquardt.
Out: Jonathan Sigalet.
Verdict: Incomplete. Marquardt's a big boy with an NHL-caliber shot, but he's still raw.
In from Anaheim: Shane Hnidy, 2008 sixth-round pick (Nicholas Tremblay).
Out: Brandon Bochenski.
Verdict: Plus. Hnidy has done everything asked of him.
In from Phoenix: Alex Auld.
Out: Nate DiCasmirro, 2009 fifth-round pick.
Verdict: Plus. Auld carried the mail while Tim Thomas and Manny Fernandez were hurt. Good guy in the room. A perfect No. 2.
In from Anaheim: Brett Skinner, Nathan Saunders.
Out: Mark Mowers.
Verdict: Even. Little impact on either organization.
In from the Islanders: Petteri Nokelainen.
Out: Ben Walter, 2009 second-round pick.
Verdict: Minus. Nokelainen played well last season, but has had tough luck with injuries this year. The Islanders are loving that second-round pick.
In from St. Louis: Carl Soderberg.
Out: Hannu Toivonen.
Verdict: Incomplete. Maybe Soderberg will show up in the fall.
In from Ottawa: Peter Schaefer.
Out: Shean Donovan.
Verdict: Minus. Schaefer was a bust. Due to make his full NHL salary (though off the cap books) again next season.
In from Minnesota: Manny Fernandez.
Out: Petr Kalus, 2009 fourth-round pick.
Verdict: Plus. His knee injury made 2007-08 a wash, but Fernandez has been sharp this season. Fernandez and Thomas have been best duo in the league. Kalus doesn't look a future everyday NHLer.
In from Columbus: Adam McQuaid.
Out: 2007-fifth round pick (Jamie Bern).
In from St. Louis: Dennis Wideman.
Out: Brad Boyes.
Verdict: Plus. Wideman has given Boston the tough, puck-moving defenseman it desperately needed.
In from the Rangers: Aaron Ward.
Out: Paul Mara.
Verdict: Plus. Mara was a poor fit under Dave Lewis, while Ward has been a steady in-your-face D-man.
In from Calgary: Andrew Ference, Chuck Kobasew.
Out: Brad Stuart, Wayne Primeau, 2008 fourth-round pick (T.J. Brodie).
Verdict: Plus. Chiarelli's best trade. Downright theft.
In from Chicago: Brandon Bochenski.
Out: Kris Versteeg.
Verdict: Minus. Chiarelli's worst trade. Versteeg looks like a fixture in Chicago's top-six.
In from Washington: 2008 fourth-round pick, later traded to Calgary.
Out: Milan Jurcina.
Verdict: Minus. Never like seeing a defenseman get shipped out for nothing.
In from St. Louis: 2007 fifth-round pick (Denis Reul).
Out: Yan Stastny.
Verdict: Incomplete. Though Reul will have a tough time becoming an NHLer.
In from Pittsburgh: Future considerations.
Out: Wade Brookbank.
Verdict: Even. Nothing big here.
In from Phoenix: Philippe Sauve.
Out: Tyler Redenbach.
Verdict: Even. Sauve wasn't a short-term solution, but the Bruins didn't give up much in return.
In from Anaheim: Stanislav Chistov.
Out: 2007 third-round pick (Maxime Macenauer).
Verdict: Even. Lots of skill but little else from Chistov.