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Ducks, Bruins swap pair of players

Sunday, 02.27.2011 / 11:00 PM / 2011 Trade Deadline

NHL.com

The Anaheim Ducks and Boston Bruins made a deal Sunday night, as the Ducks acquired forward Brian McGrattan and defenseman Sean Zimmerman in exchange for forwards David Laliberte and Steaputfan Chaput.

McGrattan, 29, appeared in 39 games for AHL Providence this season. The 6-foot-4, 235-pound winger had 4 goals, 1 assist and 97 penalty minutes. He has 182 games of NHL experience between Calgary, Phoenix and Ottawa and is 3-11-14 with 395 penalty minutes in 182 games.

The 23-year-old Zimmerman has appeared in 30 AHL games this season between Providence and Rochester. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Denver native has four assists and 23 penalty minutes. He has yet to play in an NHL game.

Laliberte, 24, is 8-10-18 in 48 AHL games this season between Syracuse and Adirondack. He went 2-1-3 in 11 games with the Philadelphia Flyers last season. Chaput, 22, had 3 goals and 7 assists in 47 AHL games between Syracuse and Charlotte.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round