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Ducks get Rene Bourque in trade with Canadiens for Bryan Allen
Ducks get Rene Bourque in trade with Canadiens for Bryan Allen

Facing a surplus of defensemen, the Ducks on Thursday traded defenseman Bryan Allen to the Montreal Canadiens for left wing Rene Bourque, who carries a hefty salary cap hit of $3.33 million this season and next. Bourque, who will be 33 in December, had three consecutive 20-plus-goal seasons with Calgary but never approached that success after the Flames traded him to Montreal. This season, he had no goals and two assists in 13 games with the Canadiens. He had been assigned to Montreal’s American Hockey League affiliate in Hamilton, Canada. Ducks General Manager Bob Murray said Bourque will report to Anaheim once his immigration/work visa issues are sorted out. "I...

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