BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Bruins have acquired center Chris Kelly in a trade with the Ottawa Senators.
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli announced the deal after Boston's 4-3 loss at home to Toronto on Tuesday night. The Bruins are tied with Montreal atop the Northeast Division.
The Bruins send Ottawa their second-round pick in this year's draft in exchange for the 30-year-old Kelly, who had 12 goals and 11 assists this season for the Senators.
Kelly is under contract through the end of next season. In 462 career games, he has 75 goals and 101 assists.
The last-place Senators traded fan favorite Mike Fisher to Nashville last week for the Predators' first-round pick in this year's draft.
Chiarelli is a former assistant GM with the Senators. He says Kelly gives the Bruins more depth at center and is a solid player both offensively and defensively.