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Trade: Bruins, ‘Hawks flip minor leaguers

Apr 3, 2013, 12:29 PM EDT

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The Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks made Wednesday’s first trade, with the Bruins sending Maxime Sauve to Chicago in exchange for Rob Flick.

Combined, the pair have exactly one game of NHL experience (Sauve got one with the B’s last season).

Sauve is a 23-year-old center that has spent the last four seasons with AHL Providence. He has 10G-13A-23PTS in 52 games this year, and was Boston’s second-round pick (47th overall) at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Flick, 22, has spent this season with AHL Rockford, racking up five points and 97 penalty minutes in 51 games. He was Chicago’s fourth-round (120th overall) pick at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

  1. comeonnowguys - Apr 3, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    The final piece!

    Might as well start engraving the Hawks roster on the Cup now to save everyone some time.

    • alexbaymac - Apr 3, 2013 at 1:07 PM

      It’s called ‘keeping the pipeline filled’. Maybe StanBo was already on the phone to Boston for something else…who knows. The kid doesn’t look bad, maybe a 2nd line center….for Rockford!

    • comeonnowguys - Apr 3, 2013 at 1:12 PM

      I know what it is. I just felt like being a goof.

  2. mgp1219 - Apr 3, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    Now I can get some sleep

  3. esracerx46 - Apr 3, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    Sauve has 23 points in 52 games. Not 23 in 23 games. Way to get my hopes up Halford!

    • Mike Halford - Apr 3, 2013 at 12:57 PM

      My bad, my bad. This flurry of trade action makes it tough to get all the stats right.

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