BOSTON (AP) -The Boston Bruins traded forward Petteri Nokelainen to the Anaheim Ducks for defenseman Steve Montador on Wednesday.
The 29-year-old Montador has four goals and a career-high 16 assists for Anaheim this season. In his NHL career, Montador has 18 goals and 49 assists. Nokelainen has three assists this season.
The Bruins entered Wednesday tied with the San Jose Sharks for the best record in the NHL with 93 points - six points ahead of the New Jersey Devils for the Eastern Conference lead. But the Bruins lost 4-2 to the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night and have lost eight of their last 11.
"Whether there are some changes or not, we're going to ponder on that. But after a game like that is not the time for a lot of reflecting," coach Claude Julien said after the loss. "My job is to coach the players that I have. I've had this team all year, we're in first place, so I think we're capable of doing a good job. If we get some help, so be it."
General manager Peter Chiarelli was scheduled to meet with reporters in the afternoon.
"We're not showing a lot of chemistry and emotion right now. We've got to pick up the consistency," forward Michael Ryder said. "We know we have a good team and we know we can win. If management thinks they can do something that can help us, that's good."