The Bruins, rumored to be seeking some depth up front ahead of the trade deadline, added exactly that by getting veteran Jets winger Drew Stafford just prior to the 3 p.m. ET cutoff.
In exchange, Winnipeg receives a conditional sixth-round pick (per ESPN).
Stafford, 31, has had an injury-plagued campaign, limited to just 40 games due to upper- and lower-body ailments, yet still managed to rack up 13 points while averaging just over 13 minutes per night.
He also has history as a productive goalscoring winger.
The former Sabre found the back of the net 21 times last season (and scored a career-high 31 with Buffalo back in ’10-11). He’s got enough ability to play up and down the lineup and, what’s more, he’s about as pure a rental as they come — Stafford’s a pending UFA, in the last of a two-year deal that pays $4.35 million annually.