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We have a trade to announce: Boston acquires Zanon from Minnesota

Minnesota Wild v Colorado Avalanche

DENVER, CO - FEBRUARY 02: Greg Zanon #5 of the Minnesota Wild skates against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on February 2, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. Zanon scored the lone goal as the Wild shut outr the Avalanche 1-0. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Doug Pensinger

The Boston Bruins used a little bit of their cap space to add some blueline depth during the trade deadline, as they acquired defenseman Greg Zanon from the Minnesota Wild. Zanon comes at the cost of Steven Kampfer.

Zanon’s greatest “strength” is in shot-blocking, which means he might just have a running bet with Dennis “Pain Sponge” Seidenberg to lead the Bruins in that category. (Also, they’ll go toe-to-toe in “ornate bruises.”)

He won’t make many beautiful plays, but Zanon’s the kind of guy who should fit right in with Claude Julien’s system. The 31-year-old blueliner is an unrestricted free agent this summer.