Tyler Bertuzzi is going to the NHL-best Boston Bruins, the latest Stanley Cup contender to strike a deal in the loaded Eastern Conference.

The Bruins acquired Bertuzzi from the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday for a top-10 protected first-round pick in 2024 and a fourth-rounder in 2025. Detroit is retaining half of Bertuzzi’s salary for the rest of the season.

Bertuzzi is a 28-year-old pending free agent winger who gives Boston depth up front and possible insurance if Taylor Hall’s injury is long term. Bertuzzi has 14 points in 29 games this season with the Red Wings.

He has 88 goals and 114 assists in 305 regular-season games. He has yet to reach the playoffs in the NHL.

That will almost certainly change next month. The Bruins are on pace for the best regular season in hockey history.

But this isn’t the first move they’ve made in an attempt to get better. They got defenseman Dmitry Orlov and forward Garnet Hathaway from Washington last week — a move that made them bigger and tougher in advance of a rough road through the East.