Boston Bruins deal for three players, including Loui Eriksson

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The Boston Bruins are sending Tyler Seguin to the Dallas Stars for fellow forward Loui Eriksson as part of a seven-player trade.

In addition to Eriksson, the Bruins are also acquiring forwards Matt Fraser, Reilly Smith and defenseman Joe Morrow in the deal announced Thursday. Dallas will receive Seguin, forward Rich Peverley and defenseman Ryan Button.

Seguin, chosen with the No. 2 pick by Boston in the 2010 draft, led the Bruins in scoring during the 2011-12 season. He was a member of the 2011 Stanley Cup championship team.

Eriksson, a 2011 All-Star, had 29 points in 48 games for the Stars last season. He has a career plus-31 rating.

FLYERS: A person familiar with the negotiations says captain Claude Giroux has agreed to an eight-year contract extension.

Giroux is entering the final year of his contract.

The Flyers top play-making offensive threat, he’s a two-time 25-goal scorer. He had 13 goals and 35 assists for 48 points in 48 games last season.

Overall, he has 291 points (91 goals, 200 assists) in 333 career games spread over six seasons in Philadelphia.

CANADIENS: Danny Briere signed a two-year, $8 million contract with Montreal.

Briere, a seven-time 25-goal scorer, became a free agent after the Flyers bought out the two remaining years on his contract.

DEVILS: Re-signed Patrick Elias to a three-year, $16.5 million deal, locking up the franchise’s career goals and points leader before he was eligible to test the market.

He has spent his entire 15-year career with the Devils, during which he has amassed 375 goals, 555 assists and 930 points in 1,090 career games.

RANGERS: Arron Asham and Darroll Powe were waived by New York, clearing about $2 million in cap space and setting the table for a trade or acquiring a free agent when the market opens at noon today.

WILD: Not long after having the final two years of his contract bought out by Vancouver, Keith Ballard agreed to a two-year deal with Minnesota.


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