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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.

Rene Bourque LW CLS 3 Months

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.

Rene Bourque LW CLS 4 Months

Bourque has been placed on waivers by the Habs, Renaud Lavoie of le Journal de Montreal reports.

Further reports indicate that if Bourque is not claimed by another team by midday Monday, he will be sent down to the AHL. So far this season, Bourque has just two assists and zero goals in 13 games, which leaves little doubt as to why he was waived by the Habs.

Rene Bourque LW CLS 4 Months

Bourque is a healthy scratch for Saturday night's game against the Wild, Hockey Inside Out reports.

This will be the second straight game Bourque's been a healthy scratch. He was scratched from Wednesday's game and replaced by Michael Bournival, who suffered a shoulder injury and is sidelined indefinitely. Rather than go back to Bourque, head coach Michel Therrien opted for Travis Moen instead.

Rene Bourque LW CLS 4 Months

Bourque was a healthy scratch from Wednesday night's game against the Sabres, the Montreal Gazette reports.

All one needs to see is Bourque's two assists and minus-9 through 13 games to understand what motivated head coach Michel Therrien to sit the veteran left-winger. He was replaced in the lineup by Jiri Sekac.

Rene Bourque LW CLS 4 Months

Bourque, who has one assist in 10 games, was benched for a stretch during the second period of Wednesday night's win over the Flames, the Montreal Gazette reports. He skated just 7:47 on Wednesday and is minus-five for the season.

Bourque and the rest of the third line are not producing much offense early on and it's been a target of head coach Michel Therrien's tinkering. First, Jiri Sekac was moved off and then the coach benched both Bourque and Lars Eller on Wednesday.

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Rene Bourque isn't likely to argue with you if you called Tuesday's 7-4 victory over the New York Rangers the biggest game of his career.

Bourque led the charge for Montreal with a hat trick. "There are some games when the puck is coming to you," Borque said. "I've had a few (hat tricks) but obviously none as big as this one. I had a tough first period, the puck was bouncing but it was a little better in the second. You also have to give credit to my linemates. (Dale) Weise set me up with two great passes." He's now on a three-game point streak and has eight goals and three assists in 16 playoff contests.

Rene Bourque LW CLS 9 Months

Rene Bourque emerged from a slump to tally three goals in the Canadiens' 7-4 win over the New York Rangers Tuesday night.

He entered the game having scored just once in his past 10 contests so this breakout was certainly unexpected. The Habs also received offense from a number of other sources as David Desharnais, Alex Galchenyuk, Tomas Plekanec and Max Pacioretty all found the back of the net in the big victory while Andrei Markov dished out three helpers.

Rene Bourque LW CLS 10 Months

Rene Bourque scored his fifth goal of the playoffs in Saturday's 7-2 loss to the New York Rangers.

He also took back-to-back hooking penalties in the first period and an elbowing infraction during the third. Bourque was credited with four hits in the contest as well. He has six points in 12 games in the postseason.