Lee Stempniak was dealt to Boston Monday.Getty Images

The Bruins acquired a pair of players just prior to Monday's 3 p.m. NHL trade deadline as they boosted their beleaguereddefense and added another offensive threat, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.

Boston landed defenseman John-MichaelLiles from the Hurricanes and forward Lee Stempniak from the Devils. Liles has six goals and nine assists on the season and is an 11-year NHL veteran. He began his pro career with the Colorado Avalanche before moving on to Toronto and then Carolina.

Stempniakis the bigger name as he gives the B's some more scoring pop. The 33-year-old winger has posted 16 goals and 25 assists so far this season.

Stempniak is the definition of an NHL journeyman as he has played for the Blues, Maple Leafs, Flames, Penguins, Jets, Rangers and Devils.