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NHL roundup: Bruins acquire Jagr; Blues obtain Bouwmeester

The SportsXchange

One day before the NHL trading deadline, teams continued to deal big some big names on Tuesday.

The Boston Bruins acquired 41-year-old Jaromir Jagr in a trade with the Dallas Stars for a conditional second-round draft pick in 2013 and two prospects.

The conditional second-round pick will turn into a first-round selection in the 2013 draft if Boston advances to the Eastern Conference finals.

The prospects in the deal are forwards Lane MacDermid and Cody Payne.

The Bruins tried to acquire Jarome Iginla from the Calgary Flames last Thursday, but Iginla went to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Jagr leads the Stars this season with 14 goals and 26 points. He has 679 goals and 1,000 assists in 1,380 career games.

Meanwhile, the St. Louis Blues acquired defenseman Jay Bouwmeester for the Calgary Flames for defenseman Mark Cundari, goalie Reto Berra and a first-round pick in the 2013 draft.

Should St. Louis fail to make the playoffs, Calgary would receive a fourth-round selection in this year's draft and the first-round pick to be deferred to 2014.

Bouwmeester, 29, has two years remaining on the five-year, $33.4 million deal. His salary counts $6.68 million annually against the cap.

Bouwmeester, a 10-year veteran, led Flames defensemen this season with six goals and averaged more than 25 minutes per game. He's considered an iron man, having not missed a game since the 2003-04 season. However, he has never made it to the playoffs.

In Carolina, the Hurricanes acquired veteran defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron from the Tampa Bay Lightning for forward Adam Hall and a seventh-round pick.

Bergeron, 32, is joining his eighth team in 10 years in the NHL. He has one goal and four assists in just 12 games this season.

The Lightning are looking for a boost from Bergeron on the power play, which ranks 30th of 30 NHL teams in efficiency at 12.7 percent.

And the Dallas Stars traded center Derek Roy to the Vancouver Canucks for a second-round draft pick and defenseman Kevin Connauton.

Roy, 29, has four goals and 18 assists in 30 games this season for the Stars, who obtained Roy in July in a trade with Buffalo for Steve Ott and Adam Pardy.

With center Manny Malhotra injured, Roy could fill a void on the Canucks' third line.

---The Columbus Blue Jackets signed center Mark Letestu to a two-year contract extension.

The deal is worth $2.5 million and counts $1.25 million annually against the team's salary cap, according to The Columbus Dispatch.

Letestu, 28, scored the winning goal in Columbus' 2-1 overtime victory over Anaheim on Sunday. He has 20 goals and 24 assists in 85 games since coming to the Blue Jackets in a Nov. 8, 2011, trade with Pittsburgh. This season, Letestu has nine goals and 11 assists.

--The Nashville Predators recalled forward Chris Mueller from AHL Milwaukee.

Mueller, 27, had two goals and one assist in six games with the Predators last month and has six points in 25 career games for Nashville.

--The Chicago Blackhawks reassigned forwards Jeremy Morin and Jimmy Hayes to AHL Rockford.

Morin, 21, has scored one goal in two games with the Blackhawks this season and 27 goals and 22 assists in 59 games for Rockford. Hayes, 23, has one goal and two assists in nine games with the Blackhawks this season and 22 goals and 17 assists in 58 games for Rockford.
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