Bruins Wheeling and Dealing at Trade Deadline
by T. Chace Jr.
March 3, 2010
Derek Morris was traded back to the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for a conditional draft choice in the 2011 NHL Entry. Morris, a pending unrestricted free agent on July 1, still owns a home in Scottsdale. In 58 games for the Bruins, Morris had produced 3 goals and 25 points while averaging 22 minutes a game.
Another trade followed that replaced Morris on the Boston blue line. The Bruins acquired defenseman Dennis Seidenberg and a prospect from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Craig Weller, Byron Bitz and a second-round draft pick. The prospect heading to Boston is reportedly Ohio State defenseman Matt Bartkowski, who the Panthers selected in the seventh round two years ago. Bitz had nine points in 45 games for the Bruins this season. Weller has spent the entire season in the AHL.