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Bourque, who was acquired by the Blue Jackets in Monday's trade that sent James Wisniewski to the Ducks, will report to AHL Springfield, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

There was some thought that Bourque might get the opportunity to showcase himself with the Blue Jackets following his acquisition, but the parent club was apparently already satisfied with its current crop of forwards. It may take another injury to one of the Blue Jackets' wings in order for Bourque to receive the call to Columbus.

Rene Bourque LW CLS 27 Days

Bourque was one of the pieces traded to the Blue Jackets on Monday in exchange for defenseman James Wisniewski, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports. Along with Bourque, the Blue Jackets will receive forward William Karlsson and a 2015 second-round pick, while the Ducks will acquire a 2015 third-round draft in addition to Wisniewski.

After going unclaimed off waivers hours earlier, Bourque will find himself in a new destination after all. He's just a throw-in piece to Karlsson and the draft pick, the primary draws in the deal, but should have an opportunity to claim a regular role with his new club. The Blue Jackets are dealing with a number of injuries on the wing, creating an opening for Bourque to settle into a third- or fourth-line role.

Rene Bourque LW CLS 28 Days

Bourque was placed on waivers by the Ducks on Sunday, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night In Canada reports.

Bourque has found himself a healthy scratch more often than not recently, and it has finally led to him being place on waivers. It's possible that he will stick around with the team if he clears waivers, but the team's intention at this point is a bit unclear.

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Bourque was relegated to fourth line duty and was unable to record a point in Friday's tilt with the Flames.Bourque's inability to crack the Ducks' lineup on a consistent basis, coupled with the fact that he hasn't scored a goal in nearly two months, make him a poor fantasy option at this point in time.

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Bourque contributed an assist in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Flames.

After serving as a healthy scratch for the Ducks in Saturday's win over the Kings, Bourque was able to make an impact in his return, albeit in limited ice time. Along with Devante Smith-Pelly and Tim Jackman, Bourque could be at risk of slotting in and out of the lineup at any given night, which won't help his chances of maintaining fantasy relevance.

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Bourque dished out two assists in Friday's 4-2 win over the Oilers.

He also skated on the top line and power-play unit with superstar captain Ryan Getzlaf. Although Bourque has failed to record more than 16 points since 2010-11 with Montreal and Calgary, his assignment with Getzlaf thrusts the former 58-point winger into immediate fantasy relevance. With that in mind, you could do worse than to take a stab at Bourque if you need help up front.

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Bourque nabbed a power-play goal for his first goal of the season in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Jets.

Bourque has just two points in eight games with his new club, but appears to already be earning more playing time as he logged 15:26 worth of ice time, his highest total since joining the Ducks. As he gets more comfortable with the new team, the points may start to come more frequently.

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Bourque, who was acquired by the Ducks in a trade Thursday, will report to Anaheim. "He will get a decent look at a spot," GM Bob Murray said.

Bourque had been banished to AHL Hamilton last week by the Canadiens last week, but the Ducks seem hopeful that the winger could provide an upgrade over one of the current forwards on their roster. It may take a couple games for coach Bruce Boudreau to determine where Bourque fits best, but he could yield some value if he ends up sticking in a top-six role with his new club.

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Bourque was traded to the Ducks on Thursday in exchange for defenseman Bryan Allen.

Bourque had fallen out of regular role in Montreal before being banished to AHL Hamilton last week, so the change of scenery should brighten his outlook. It's not known if he'll immediately report to the Ducks or join their minor league affiliate in Norfolk, but through injury or another scenario, he figures to get another look in the NHL before the season ends.

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Bourque will report to AHL Hamilton, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

It was reported earlier on Monday that Bourque was placed on waivers by Montreal. Since no team claimed him, he will now spend some time in the AHL. The 32-year-old winger has struggled this season, scoring no goals and two assists in 13 games played.