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Report: Bruins Likely To Trade David Backes Before Deadline

BOSTON (CBS) -- David Backes has played in just 16 games this season. He's played just two games since Christmas, and he hasn't played in a game in over a month.

But he could be on the move.

According to Andy Strickland, it appears as though the Bruins are in position to trade the veteran forward to a Western Conference team before Monday's trade deadline.

Details are obviously scarce, but reports have surfaced that some teams may be interested in acquiring Backes before Monday.

The 35-year-old Backes has just one goal and two assists in 16 games this season, after posting 7-13-20 totals in 70 games last year. Overall, since signing with the Bruins, he has 39 goals and 55 assists in 217 games played.

Backes is making $4 million this season (with a $6 million cap hit) and he has one more year with the same terms left on his deal.

UPDATE: The reporting was proven correct rather quickly, as the Bruins traded Backes to Anaheim.

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