Monday, February 27, 2012
Rolston, Mottau go to Bruins
The Islanders sent veterans W Brian Rolston and D Mike Mottau to the Boston Bruins, multiple sources confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com.
The Islanders acquired prospects Yannick Riendeau and Marc Cantin from Boston in the deal.
In addition to the late swap, GM Garth Snow did extended an offer to goaltender Evgeni Nabokov, who is slated to become an unrestricted free agent July 1. Nabokov is currently mulling the deal, one source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com.
In addition to getting Rolston and Mottau from the Islanders, the Bruins also acquired defeseman Greg Zanon from Minnesota for defenseman Steven Kampfer, a league source confirmed to ESPNBoston.com's James Murphy.