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Anaheim Ducks trade defenceman Bryan Allen to Montreal for forward Rene Bourque @NHLdotcom

ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Anaheim Ducks have traded defenceman Bryan Allen to the Montreal Canadiens for forward Rene Bourque.

The clubs announced the deal Thursday.

Allen has one assist in six games during an injury-slowed season, his third with the Ducks. The stay-at-home defenceman will be an unrestricted free agent next summer.

Bourque has no goals in 13 games this season with the Canadiens, who put him on waivers and sent him to their AHL affiliate in Hamilton. The 32-year-old scored eight goals in 17 playoff games last spring for Montreal.

Allen also has played for Carolina, Florida and Vancouver. Bourque has suited up for Calgary and Chicago.

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