Bruins trade Adam McQuaid to Rangers for draft pick, Steven Kampfer

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You figured with their glut of defenseman, the Bruins would be looking to deal someone — with Torey Krug being the flashiest of names mentioned — at some point.

With training camp set to begin, the Bruins finally made a deal, as they agreed to send veteran defenseman Adam McQuaid to the Rangers for a fourth-round pick, former Bruins defenseman Steven Kampfer and a conditional seventh-round pick.

"It’s tough to see him go ... 10 years we’ve been together, going back to Providence," said Bruce Cassidy. "Today was a tough morning ... we’ll miss him.”

Said general manager Don Sweeney: "It’s a very difficult day. We want to thank Adam. He was a tremendous Bruin, a tremendous teammate."

The move frees up $2.75 million in cap space for the Bruins.

BSJ Analysis

This is going to be a fairly big blow in the locker room, where McQuaid was extremely popular