SPORTSNET’S Nick Kypreos reports the Boston Bruins have acquired forward Brian Rolston from the NY Islanders. Details to follow..
**UPDATE** The Islanders also send defenseman Mike Mottau to the Bruins in the deal, for minor leaguers F Yannick Riendeau (AHL) and D Marc Cantin (ECHL)
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Rolston has been in a sad, slow decline since his last go-around with the Bruins, as his production has dropped noticeably from this 30-goal seasons with the Bruins and Wild several years ago. It could be asking too much to expect him to reach that level of performance again, but perhaps his big shot can be useful on the PP and in shootout situations. Motteau is a depth acquisition for their blueline, but probably won’t see much playing time with the big club.