Ducks trade Lindholm to Bruins for 2 players, haul of picks

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The Anaheim Ducks traded defensemen Hampus Lindholm and Kodie Curran to the Boston Bruins in exchange for a 2022 first-round pick, a 2023 second-round selection, a 2024 second-rounder, and rearguards Urho Vaakanainen and John Moore, the team announced Saturday.

Anaheim retained 50% of Lindholm's $5.2 million salary.

Lindholm, 28, is slated to become an unrestricted free agent after the season, but he and the Bruins are progressing in talks toward an eight-year extension, reports TSN's Pierre LeBrun.

With the addition of the left-handed blue-liner, the Bruins' line combinations could look something like this:

LD RD
Hampus Lindholm Charlie McAvoy
Matt Grzelcyk Brandon Carlo
Mike Reilly Connor Clifton

Lindholm is a solid two-way player who can help out on both ends of the ice. He has five goals and 17 assists in 61 games this season while averaging 22:32 minutes of ice time per contest.

Boston drafted Vaakanainen with the 18th pick in 2017. He's appeared in 31 contests over the last four seasons, recording four assists. Moore has been with the Bruins since 2018 but has suited up in just seven games this year, managing one assist.

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