Isles make trade with Bruins

March, 20, 2012
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The trade deadline has passed -- meaning no player acquired past February 27 is playoff-eligible -- but the Islanders made a minor move Tuesday to acquire defenseman Yury Alexandrov from Boston in exchange for future considerations.

The 23-year-old Russian, a Bruins second-round pick in 2006, appeared in 66 games for the AHL Providence Bruins last year, but elected to play back home in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League this season.

Alexandrov (6-0, 185), has two goals and two assists in 23 games for Omsk Avangard this season.
Katie Strang covers the Rangers, Islanders and Devils for ESPNNewYork.com. She is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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