The Boston Bruins today traded a third-round pick and a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft to Buffalo for 25-year-old left winger Daniel Paille.
Paille dropped off from 19 goals to 12 from ’07-08 to last season and has only skated in two games this season. But during his breakout year of ’07-08 he showed an ability to use his size (he’s 6-foot, 200 pounds) and be an effective penalty-killer, with nearly two minutes of shorthanded ice time per game and three shorthanded goals.
Paille is expected to join the Bruins in time for Wednesday night’s game against Nashville at TD Garden. The Bruins’ penalty kill currently ranks 27th out of the 30 teams in the NHL with a 69.7 percent success rate.
The Niagara Gazette recently featured Paille after he finally made his season debut with the Sabres.