Sturm In The Forecast? Kings Reportedly Dealing For Bruins’ Forward

December 3rd, 2010 by Alex Kinkopf Leave a reply »

The Kings are taking a shot on Marco Sturm. That is if he passes his physical, not a done-deal just yet. Quite the bargain, as the Kings only have to grant the Boston Bruins a conditional draft pick for the 32 year-old forward.

I understand the acquisition is nothing to get immediately excited about. Sturm comes to Los Angeles on the Injured Reserve, still recovering from tears in both his ACL and MCL suffered in last year’s Eastern Conference semifinals. He’s familiar with the Pacific Division, spending more than seven seasons with the San Jose Sharks. He’s a proven scorer with 466 points in 855 career games, but his production has been halted due to recent injuries.

For the second time in less than two years, Sturm is missing substantial time with a knee injury. He was able to recover and contribute with 22 goals and 15 assists in 76 games last season with Boston, a similar return in Los Angeles would be a boost to this struggling offense. This is a low price, low risk, high reward deal, which makes it difficult to not be pleased with the addition. We’ve got a versatile forward here, do his abiliti ...

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