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Avalanche obtain Soderberg's rights from Bruins, new contract could be signed Friday

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The Boston Bruins are moving on from Carl Soderberg.

The club has elected to trade the center's rights to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2016 draft, the club announced Thursday.

The draft pick was Boston's to begin with, and had been included in a trade back on March 2 that brought Max Talbot and Paul Carey to the Bruins for Jordan Caron.

Soderberg, 29, is set to become an unrestricted free agent, and is reportedly seeking upwards of $5 million per season on his new deal, decidedly too rich for the cap-strapped Bruins.

The Avalanche have already begun speaking to Soderberg and his camp in regards to a new contract, according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.

In 161 career NHL games, all with the Bruins, Soderberg has scored 29 goals and added 65 assists.

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