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Bruins acquire F Bowers from Avs for G Kinkaid


The Colorado Avalanche acquired goaltender Keith Kinkaid from the Boston Bruins in exchange for forward Shane Bowers.

Kinkaid, 33, has only appeared in one game this season, a Bruins' 3-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Nov. 12.

The 6-foot-2 netminder has an 8-7-4 record with the AHL's Providence Bruins with a .909 save percentage and 3.10 goals-against average this season and is expected to report to the AHL's Colorado Eagles.

Kinkaid signed a one-year, $750,000 deal with the Bruins in the offseason.

Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the New Jersey Devils in 2011, Kinkaid has a career 70-58-21 record with a .905 save percentage and 2.91 goals-against average split between the Devils, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, and Bruins.

Bowers, 23, only appeared in one game with the Avalanche this season, a 5-3 victory over the Nashville Predators on Nov. 10 and did not record a point.

The 6-foot-2 forward has four goals and 14 points with the AHL's Eagles this season.

Bowers signed a three-year, entry-level deal with the Avalanche in March of 2019 and signed a one-year, $750,000 extension with the Avalanche in the off-season.