Bruins forward Mike Mottau called Monday's trade to the B's "a dream come true."

The Avon, Mass., native was part of the four-player trade that also landed former Islanders teammate Brian Rolston in Boston, and it returned Mottau to the where he grew up and played his college hockey at Boston College.

 Bruins coach Claude Julien said after Tuesday's morning skate that he expects additions Brian Rolston and Mike Mottau to be in the lineup when the B's take on the Senators Tuesday night. Greg Zanon just arrived in Boston and did not take part in the morning skate and will not play Tuesday. 

Julien added that forward Shawn Thornton, who has been sick recently, is expected to be in the lineup. Thornton was present for Tuesday's morning skate. 

When it comes to the trade deadline, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli isn't been afraid of looking to the past. Just over a year ago, the former Senators GM swung a deal with Ottawa to bring Chris Kelly, a center from Chiarelli and Zdeno Chara's days, to Boston. 



 Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said Monday at TD Garden that defenseman Johnny Boychuk has a mild concussion after taking a hard hit from Senators forward Chris Neil Saturday. 

The Bruins added two defenseman at Monday's trade deadline in Greg Zanon and Mike Mottau, and when Boychuk is healthy, the B's will have eight blueliners. 

As for Nathan Horton, who is still out with a concussion, Chiarelli said that he expects the forward back before the end of the regular season, but that he isn't certain.

The Bruins added three players on the day of the NHL trade deadline, swinging a deal with the Islanders for former Bruin Brian Rolston and defenseman Mike Mottau, as well as acquiring defenseman Greg Zanon from Minnesota. 

The Bruins sent AHL defenseman Marc Cantin and forward Yannick Riendeau to the Islanders in exchange for Rolston and Mottau. Defenseman Steve Kampfer was traded to the Wild for Zanon. 

The Bruins produced their biggest scoring night in more than a month, as Patrice Bergeron found the back of the net twice in a 5-3 victory over the Senators in Ottawa. Bergeron also assisted on a Brad Marchand goal, on a night when the Bruins also received scoring strikes from both David Krejci and a second-period goal from Carter Camper, whose second period goal was the first of his three-game NHL career.

The Bruins fell to the Sabres by a 2-1 score in a shootout Friday at First Niagara Center. 

Zdeno Chara tied the game 3:36 into the third period to give the B's their lone goal. David Krejci scored in the first round of the shootout, but it proved to be the B's only tally after five scoreless minutes of overtime. The Sabres got shootout goals from Thomas Vanek and Derek Roy. 

Tuukka Rask took the loss for the Bruins and is now 0-4-2 over his last six starts. He made 26 saves on 27 shots Friday. 

Though they were outshot 32-19, the Bruins made the most of their opportunities against St. Louis, with Brad Marchand scoring twice to lead the Bruins past the Blues, 4-2.

The Bruins recalled forward Carter Camper from Providence Monday. Camper is expected to join the team in St. Louis for Tuesday's practice. 

Camper, 23, has 14 goals and 24 assists for a team-best 38 points in 53 games with Providence this season. He has 14 penalty minutes and a minus-3 rating. 

After playing four seasons at Miami of Ohio, Camper signed with the B's as a free agent on April 7, 2011. He played three games for Providence last season. 

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Hockey Day in America was a day the Bruins might want to forget, as they lost their second consecutive game of a six-game road trip Sunday afternoon when they fell to the Wild, 2-0, at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Boston was doomed by a pair of second period Wild goals. Chad Rau gave the Wild the first lead of the game off a wrist shot in transition 10:15 in the middle frame. Minnesota native Matt Cullen doubled the Wild lead with a power-play goal a little over five minutes later.