BOSTON (AP) -The Boston Bruins obtained center Carl Soderberg from the St. Louis Blues for goalie Hannu Toivonen on Monday.
Soderberg, 21, played the past two seasons with Malmo IF of the Swedish Elite League. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Soderberg was Sweden's second-highest scorer during the World Junior Championships in 2005.
He was drafted by St. Louis in the second round in 2004.
Toivonen, who spent parts of the last two seasons with the Bruins, became expendable when they obtained goalie Manny Fernandez from Minnesota on June 30. Tim Thomas was the Bruins regular goalie last season. Boston also has promising youngster Tuukka Rask, who signed a multiyear contract on May 5.
Toivonen, 23, was 3-9-1 with a 4.23 goals-against average for Boston last season. At Providence in the AHL, he was 13-13-1 with a .909 save percentage and a 2.37 goals-against average.
``Hannu is a former first-round draft choice who gives our club depth in the goaltending position,'' Blues president John Davidson said. ``Our scouts feel he has tremendous upside and a bright future in the National Hockey League.''

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