When Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Thursday night that Marco Sturm had not been traded, the common assumption was that the Kings did not deem the winger's knee to be strong enough to pull the trigger on a deal.
That assumption — like most — may prove to be a bit inaccurate.
The trade is "far from dead," as Kings GM Dean Lombardi "wanted additional medical information that he was entitled to prior to trade," according to Sportsnet.ca's Nick Kypreos on Twitter.
Of course, after the conflicting reports that took place all Thursday afternoon and evening, the report should be taken as a report, as no official word has come from the Bruins since Thursday night's statement.
"I am aware of the various media reports today regarding Marco Sturm," Chiarelli's statement said. "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."
Updates can be expected after the Bruins' practice Friday.
Sturm, 32, underwent major knee surgery this offseason and has yet to play.
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