Bruins GM Chiarelli: No deal in place for forward Sturm Staff

12/2/2010 9:50:31 PM

The Boston Bruins released a statement regarding speculation that Marco Sturm is set to be traded to the Los Angeles Kings.

"I am aware of the various media reports today regarding Marco Sturm. 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," Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said in a team statement.

It's been speculated that the Bruins are set to trade the 32-year-old to the Kings for a conditional draft pick, with the deal being held up by some medical issues that need to be addressed.

Sturm has reportedly waived his no-trade clause.

The veteran left winger has not played this year after having off-season ACL and MCL knee surgery, but returned to practice with the Bruins this week. He is currently two-to-three weeks away from returning to game action.

Sturm is an unrestricted free agent at end of this season, and carries a cap hit of $3.5 million.

The trade would send the winger back to California, where he began his career with the San Jose Sharks and played his first seven seasons before being dealt to Boston as part of the Joe Thornton trade in 2005.

Last season, Sturm scored 22 goals and 15 assists in 76 games for the Bruins. He also had one assist in four games for Germany at the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

Sturm was a first-round pick (21st overall) by the Sharks in 1996.