BOSTON — Some nine days after published reports had the Bruins trading Marco Sturm to Los Angeles for a conditional draft pick Boston finally dealt the recovering winger to the Kings.

But instead of a draft pick, the Bruins got nothing.

General manager Peter Chiarelli admitted this evening that the future considerations Boston got in return for one of their leading goal-scorers is “nothing.”

Chiarelli said it was difficult to trade Sturm, who not only has been a solid player but an excellent person. Chiarelli was once one of Sturm’s agents.

Sturm is still about five to seven days from playing, and Chiarelli admitted that his lack of game-readiness was what held up the deal to the Kings last week after Sturm waived his no-trade clause.

The Bruins are now “cap compliant.”