(Photo: Philadelphia Flyers)
The Boston Bruins have acquired 28-year-old defenseman Andrej Meszaros for a 2014 third-round draft pick from the Philadelphia Flyers. The Slovakian native is in his ninth NHL season and currently in the last year of a six-year, $24 million deal; he currently has 5 goals, and 12 assists in 38 games with the Flyers.
Meszaros has a history with Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara, most recently from their time playing for Slovakia at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. The history skates further with Chris Kelly and GM Peter Chiarelli all from the groups past with the Ottawa Senators.
Following the mold of previous trade deadlines before, Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli looked to add to holes in the lineup via a rental player without losing his core roster.
The Bruins have been faced with a gaping hole as of late, after the season ending knee injury to Dennis Seidenberg. Defenseman Adam McQuaid has also been missing from the lineup with injury and a delayed return date.
Although still unreported, Meszaros could easily be expected to join their team for tomorrow evenings home contest against the Washington Capitals.