Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 6/23/12

NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 22: Benoit Pouliot #57 of the Montreal Canadiens lines up on the wing prior to a faceoff during their NHL game against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on January 22, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. The Canadiens defeated the Devils 3-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
The Boston Bruins have taken a proactive approach to free agency, trading the rights to restricted free agent Benoit Pouliot to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for forward Michel Ouellet and a fifth-round pick, No. 131 overall. The Bruins were not planning on extending a qualifying offer to Pouliot, who signed a one-year, $1.1 million deal with the team last July. Pouliot had a career-high 32 points in 74 games for Boston this season. With no plans to bring him back, the Bruins decided to get some value for Pouliot. Ouellet was a fourth-round pick in the 2000 NHL...

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