By Joe Haggerty
EDMONTON, AB CSNNE.com is reporting that Providence Bruins tough man Brian McGrattan has been traded from the Bs organization, according to sources with knowledge of the deal. McGrattanwas dealt to the Anaheim Ducks organization,and Bostonwill be gettingan unknownhockey assetin exchange for the veteran enforcer that never actually played a game in Boston this season.Rogers Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos tweeted that the deal was McGrattan andSeanZimmerman to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for AHL playersDavid Laliberte and Stephane Chaput, but that has yet to beconfirmed.McGrattan arrived in Boston as an invite to training camp, made the team out of camp and traveled with the Bs for their European Premiere games before eventually getting sent down to the AHL. The 29-year-old McGrattan played in 39 games with the P-Bruins and finished with four goals and an assist along with 97 penalty minutes at the AHL level following his demotion from Boston.
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Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while marveling at the Bruins setting a franchise record this season for fewest practices in a regular season. Thanks compacted schedule due to the World Cup!
*Pavel Zacha is adjusting to life as a rookie in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils, and things are getting better as they go along.
*Manitoba Moose players relive their favorite Star Wars moments prior to the team holding their Star Wars Night.
*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Elliotte Friedman sits down with new Florida Panthers head coach Tom Rowe to discuss the massive changes in that organization with the firing of Gerard Gallant.
*Good for Anders Nilson putting a rainbow decal on the back of his goalie to mask to support some gay friends that have faced public resistance in their lives.
*Bruce Garrioch has his weekly NHL notes with several players, including Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald, potentially on the trade block if anybody wants them.
*PHT writer Cam Tucker has Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson suffering a broken leg that will keep him out 6-8 weeks.
*There was no blood for the Vancouver Canucks fans, but there was still plenty of drama in a win over the Maple Leafs.
*For something completely different: The World Baseball Classic works for everybody except for Major League Baseball, and that would appear to be a problem.
Thanks in large part to a big performance by Tuukka Rask, the Bruins were able to squeak out a 2-1 win against the Sabres.
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