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NHL trade deadline: Jaromir Jagr traded to Bruins

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The Boston Bruins have acquired Jaromir Jagr from the Dallas Stars.

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The Boston Bruins have acquired forward Jaromir Jagr from the Dallas Stars, according to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.

In exchange for Jagr, the Stars will receive two prospects and a draft pick. Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports that Jagr's agent has informed him that a deal to the Bruins is close to being finalized.

Earlier on Tuesday, Heika reported that Stars general manager Joe Nieuwendyk was unable to come to terms on an extension with Jagr. With the 41-year-old forward set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, Nieuwendyk decided that it would be in the franchise's best interests to receive some compensation for Jagr instead of letting him walk for free.

Currently playing out a one-year, $4.5 million contract signed this past offseason, Jagr leads the Stars in total points (26), as well as goals (14).

Boston has been looking to acquire a top-six forward for most of the season. After failing to land Jarome Iginla, many speculated Jagr was an option the team might explore. With many believing the Eastern Conference will be won by Boston or Pittsburgh, the addition of the former Penguin will make this potential playoff matchup that much more interesting.

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