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Bruins add Corvo from Carolina for 4th round pick

by Adam Kimelman / NHL.com
The Boston Bruins didn't wait long to fill the offensive void on their blue line left by Tomas Kaberle's departure for Carolina on Tuesday.

Not long after losing Kaberle, the Bruins acquired Joe Corvo from the Hurricanes in exchange for a 2012 fourth-round draft pick.

Corvo, 34, had 11 goals and 29 assists in 82 games with the Hurricanes last season. In eight seasons, he's had at least 10 goals four times, and has 79 goals and 179 assists in 568 NHL games with the Kings, Senators, Hurricanes and Capitals.

"He's a tremendous skater," Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said. "He's very quick. He's got a terrific shot."

With Kaberle's departure for the Hurricanes, it made Corvo expendable as well as opened a need for a second power-play quarterback to pair with Zdeno Chara in Boston. Corvo had 5 power-play goals last season, and 36 of his 79 goals have come with the man-advantage.

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