WILMINGTON, Mass. — Last week Bruins winger Marco Sturm waived his no-trade clause for a few different teams, but a deal didn’t go through.
So he has still been skating and practicing with his long-time Boston teammates in an attempt to return from last summer’s knee surgery. Today he expressed displeasure with the unsettled situation that has him answering questions and phone calls from numerous sources while not knowing where he’ll be playing this season.
“I’m happy I’m still here. But I’m not happy with the situation,” said Sturm, who mixed in on a line with Mark Recchi, Blake Wheeler and Patrice Bergeron during practice at Ristuccia Arena. “It’s been hard on me and my family too. It’s not fun. But I try to make the best of it and then see what happens.”
The Bruins would have to clear cap space to make room for a healthy Sturm, who said he’s about 10 to 14 days away from returning to game action. Head coach Claude Julien said he saw Sturm get into some traffic during the practice and the forward looked more comfortable.
When asked directly if the Bruins had broached the subject of joining the Providence (AHL) farm club with him, Sturm said “No.”