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Bruins GM thought he had made trade for Iginla

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BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Bruins believed they had made a deal to obtain Jarome Iginla before the Calgary Flames traded their captain to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli says he was told by Flames general manager Jay Feaster at about noon on Wednesday that he had "won the Jarome Iginla sweepstakes."

But Chiarelli said on Thursday that shortly before midnight Feaster told him that Iginla had chosen to go to Pittsburgh. Iginla had a no-trade clause that allowed him to choose his destination.

Chiarelli said he would have sent defenseman Matt Bartkowski and forward Alexander Khokhlachev of AHL Providence, along with a first-round draft pick, to the Flames.

The Bruins hold the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference and hoped Iginla could boost their mediocre offense.

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