Sources: Wild trade Pat Maroon to Bruins for draft pick

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DENVER — One day after the Minnesota Wild traded Brandon Duhaime to the Avalanche for a draft pick, the Boston Bruins have acquired forward Pat Maroon from the Wild for a conditional late-round draft pick, multiple sources say.

Maroon is No. 18 on The Athletic’s latest trade board.

Maroon knows a thing or two about how best to fit in with a new team — he’s being sent to his seventh NHL organization in 13 NHL seasons — which should bring comfort to the Bruins.

Maroon is a culture guy whose impact is best measured by more than goals, points or minutes played. He’s actually seen an uptick in some of those metrics on an up-and-down Wild team.

However, Maroon underwent back surgery in early February and just recently started skating lightly. It’s believed he’ll be ready to debut for Boston near the end of this month.

The man with a year-round playoff beard has appeared in 150 postseason games and lifted the Stanley Cup on three separate occasions. 

Through 49 games played, Maroon has four goals and 16 points this season. In 778 regular-season games, Maroon has scored 121 goals and 304 points. The Wild are in danger of missing the playoffs for only the second time in the past 12 years. They have 66 points in 63 games and are in sixth place in the Central Division. 

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