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Kings working on deal to acquire Sturm from Bruins

Darren Dreger

12/11/2010 9:50:19 AM

The Los Angeles Kings and Boston Bruins are once again working on a trade to send Marco Sturm to the Kings.

Sources say the deal isn't done yet, but it could be finalized as early as today.

As soon as terms of the trade have been agreed on, Sturm will be required to pass a medical exam to finalize the trade.

Last week, the Bruins appeared set to trade Sturm to the Kings for a conditional draft pick, with the deal being held up by medical issues.

Sturm had reportedly waived his no-trade clause.

The 32-year-old left winger has not played this year after having off-season ACL and MCL knee surgery, but returned to practice with the Bruins last week.

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.