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Reddin headin' to Bruins

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Defenseman Wade Redden was traded Wednesday by the St. Louis Blues to the Boston Bruins for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2014 NHL draft.

Redden leaves St. Louis after producing two goals and five points in 23 games this season, He had spent the previous two seasons with the New York Rangers' American Hockey League affiliate in Connecticut before he signed with St. Louis this year.

The 35-year-old veteran figured to see diminished playing time in St. Louis after the Blues acquired Jay Bouwmeester and Jordan Leopold in recent deals. With the Bruins, his role will be to supply defensive depth.

The second overall pick in the 1995 draft, Redden started his career with the Ottawa Senators and played there for 11 years before going to the Rangers and now the Blues. He has 108 career goals and 455 points.
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