The Boston Bruins made a truly minor move Friday, acquiring forward Paul Carey from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for defenseman Cody Goloubef, B's general manager Don Sweeney announced.
A Boston, Mass. native, Carey skated in five games with Ottawa this season, but has spent the majority of his year in the AHL where he has tallied five goals and 27 points in 29 games. The 6-foot-1 forward spent the 2017-18 season with the New York Rangers, where he established NHL career highs with seven goals and seven assists for 14 points in 60 games.
In a six-year NHL career spent with four organizations, Carey has amassed eight goals and 16 points in 97 appearances.
Carey already had one previous spin with the Bruins back in Mar. 2015 as part of the package that sent Max Talbot to Boston, and returns to the Bruins organization with the P-Bruins in the midst of a rash of injuries to their forwards, with Anders Bjork and Ryan Fitzgerald both on the shelf.
The 30-year-old forward, who will report right to Providence, has 84 goals and 125 assists for 209 points in 316 AHL games.
Moving the veteran Goloubef allowed the Bruins to deal from a position of strength, too, as both Connor Clifton and Jeremy Lauzon appear to be viable callup options, while Urho Vaakanainen has also made an NHL cameo this season.