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by Paul on 11/10/14 at 02:06 PM ET
from Stu Cowand of Hockey Inside/Out,
The Canadiens’ Rene Bourque has cleared waivers and will be assigned to the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs.
The Canadiens placed Bourque on waivers on Sunday and other NHL teams had until noon Monday to claim him.
In 13 games this season, Bourque has no goals, two assists and is minus-9. He has this season and next remaining on a six-year, $20-million contract with a $3.33-million salary-cap hit. The Canadiens would save $925,000 on the salary cap if Bourque spends the rest of the season in Hamilton.
“It’s not a question of confidence. It’s all about results,” coach Michel Therrien told reporters in Brossard Monday about the decision to put Bourque on waivers.
The coached added that he hopes the 32-year-old Bourque can “find his game in Hamilton” and that the Canadiens hadn’t closed the door on him possibly returning with the club.
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