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The Bruins acquire one UFA player at trade deadline

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Drew Stafford gives Johnny Boychuk a bump
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Drew Stafford and his new Bruins teammates host the Rangers tonight at TD Garden, puck drop is 7:00PM on NESN and NBCSN.

  • Don’t expect to see Drew Stafford injected into the roster right away, which is good news in that it means the Bruins are currently healthy. Things are looking up in the race for a playoff spot. Boston Globe
  • Stafford is a depth acquisition, and at the right price. Sticktaps to Don Sweeney, who practiced the patience that he preached. WEEI
  • Kirk Luedeke weighed in on the Bruins’ deadline move. Bonus- a highlights video of the newest Bruin. (With video) Scouting Post
  • Some feel the Stafford acquisition is among the better quiet moves at trade deadline. The Score
  • Brandon Carlo is one happy Bruin today, yessir- he could have been packing his bags, according to rumors. Boston Herald
  • Good news for Colin Miller- there will be no further scrutiny of his hit on Alex Burmistrov . Sports Illustrated
  • Kevan Miller may be a Southern California boy, but he plays Boston style hockey. Those who knew him way back when remember him fondly. Santa Clarita Signal
  • And don’t forget, there are plenty of NCAA prospects out there that will be available as free agents sooner rather than later. WEEI
  • As for Bruce Cassidy, he looks like the heir apparent to the permanent coaching title. Bruins Daily
  • So they’re the “red-hot Bruins” now, are they? The Rangers, already suffering from a few injuries, had better watch out tonight! And it is Henrik Lundqvist ‘s birthday. NBC Sports

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Best wishes to former Bruin Jarome Iginla, who is with the Kings now and still in the hunt for a Stanley Cup win. Fanrag Sports
  • Former Providence Bruin Christian Hanson has some very specific childhood memories of hockey- discovering that his dad was a celebrity and of one certain movie... Players Tribune
  • It is almost time to revisit the All Hair Hockey Team. Some Minnesota schoolboys are already in training for a back-to-back win. (Video, 2:31) YouTube
  • For the CapitalsDaniel Winnik yesterday, no news was very good news indeed. He didn’t have to pack his stuff for a change... Russian Machine Never Breaks addition, a very happy Marc-Andre Fleury remains with his Penguin teammates. The Score
  • The Las Vegas Golden Knights arrive with fanfare and a long list of rules for the expansion draft. Welcome to the NHL! Puck Daddy