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Bruins, Bears swap players

The Providence Bruins announced today that they have acquired defenseman Darrel Scoville from the Hershey Bears in exchange for right wing Carl Corazzini.

Scoville is expected to join the team in time for practice on Tuesday.

“We are very happy to bring Darryl to the Bruins organization,” said Bruins head coach Scott Gordon. “He fills two needs for us. First, he is a proven offensive defenseman in the AHL, and will add another dimension to our defense corps. The other need is it opens up some room on our forward lines. We had too many forwards and not enough ice time to go around, so this deal will give Carl a new opportunity in Hershey. ”

Scoville, a 29-year-old native of Swift Current, Sask., is playing in his seventh professional season out of Merrimack College (HE). He began his professional career in 1998-99 with the Saint John Flames (AHL), and played with the team through the 2000-01 season. Scoville played in the 2000 AHL All-Star Classic, and was a member of the Flames’ 2000-01 Calder Cup championship team. He has twice ranked among the top-10 scoring defensemen in the AHL (2000-01 and 2003-04), and has 46 goals and 121 assists for 167 points in 353 career AHL games with Saint John, Syracuse and Hershey.

Scoville was scoreless in seven games with the Bears in 2004-05. Corazzini, a native of Framingham, Mass., was scoreless in eight games with the Bruins.

“I’m really excited about coming to Providence,” said Scoville. “It’s never a great feeling to be traded, but I’ve always heard great things about Providence from other players. I know the Bruins have a really strong team, and I’m thrilled to have the chance to join the club and hopefully be a good contributor to the team.”