TSN.ca reports that the Bruins have traded Bruins’ defenseman Derek Morris back to the Phoenix Coyotes, where he had spent five NHL season.
The compensation: a [conditional] fourth-round pick in 2011. Dominic Moore = second-round pick in 2010; Jordan Leopold = second round pick in 2010; Derek Morris = fourth-round pick in 2011? How does this work? Highway robbery considering Morris was a solid No. 2 blue-liner in Boston.
This is an obvious move to clear cap-space, as Morris’ hit was at $3.3M this season. With the Bruins already thin on defense, hopefully this is a move that opens more doors to bigger ones.