Bruins Acquire Defenseman Andrej Meszaros From Flyers In Trade

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March 5, 2014

andrej meszarosThe Boston Bruins added another defenseman in the final minutes before the NHL trade deadline.

Sportsnet’s Dan Murphy reported Wednesday that the Bruins have acquired Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros in exchange for a third-round draft pick. The Bruins later confirmed the deal.

Meszaros, a 28-year-old Slovakian native, has played 38 games for the Flyers this season, tallying five goals, 12 assists and a plus-1 rating while averaging 17:22 of ice time.

The nine-year veteran will add depth to a Bruins D-corps that has been hit hard by injuries, the most notable being the loss of top-pairing defenseman Dennis Seidenberg for the rest of the season.

Meszaros also is a familiar face to Bruins captain Zdeno Chara, as the two blueliners have been Slovakian teammates at each of the last three Winter Olympics and also played together during the 2005-06 NHL season, Chara’s last with the Ottawa Senators.

The trade came a few hours after the Bruins claimed another defenseman, Corey Potter, off waivers from the Edmonton Oilers.

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