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NHL Rumours 2010: Marco Sturm Remains a Boston Bruin, No Deal with L.A.

Sturm has been struck by the injury bug over the past few years.
Sturm has been struck by the injury bug over the past few years.Elsa/Getty Images
Name NameCorrespondent IDecember 2, 2010

The Boston Bruins released a statement Thursday night that denies the trade of veteran forward Marco Sturm.

Multiple media outlets had reported that Sturm was shipped to the Los Angeles Kings, but according to Bruin GM Peter Chiarelli, those reports are false.

"I am aware of the various media reports today regarding Marco Sturm," said Chiarelli in the statement released on the Bruins website.

"I can confirm that I spoke to Marco about waiving his no trade clause and have had discussions regarding Marco with other teams. I can also confirm that there is no trade in place with Marco. At this time, Marco is a member of the Boston Bruins and will continue to train with our team."

Kings GM Dean Lombardi also denies the reports, saying there was "no deal" via e-mail.

When asked what happened, Lombardi responded with a simple answer, stating that "there was no deal."

It was reported that a conditional draft pick made up the other side of the deal.

Sturm is yet to play an NHL game this season due to a right knee injury he sustained in a game between the Bruins and the Philadelphia Flyers, during last year's Eastern Conference Semifinals.

The 12-year veteran from Dingolfing, Germany also tore multiple ligaments in his left knee in the 2008-09 season.

If the Bruins trade Sturm, it will likely be for salary-related reasons. The team currently doesn't have enough cap space to activate him from long-term injury reserve (LTIR), so a trade involving the German forward would make sense.

Sturm is currently signed to a contract worth $3.5 million.

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