Bruins acquire Kase from Ducks for Backes, first-round pick, prospect

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Anaheim Ducks' Ondrej Kase (25) shoots against the Ottawa Senators during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

The Anaheim Ducks have traded winger Ondrej Kase to the Boston Bruins in exchange for veteran forward David Backes, defenceman Axel Andersson and a 2020 first-round draft pick, the teams announced Friday.

The Bruins will also retain 25 per cent of Backes’ salary in the deal.

Kase, 24, has 23 points in 49 games this season.

The 2014 seventh-round pick by the Ducks has missed the past five games due to an illness.

Kase has racked up 96 points in 198 NHL games, across four injury plagued seasons.

Backes, 35, has three points in 16 games with the Bruins this season. The two-time Olympian with the U.S. has 554 points in 944 career games during 14 years in the NHL, with 10 of those campaigns spent with the St. Louis Blues and the last four in Boston.

Andersson, 20, was a second-round selection by the Bruins (57th overall) in the 2018 NHL Draft. The native of Jarna, Sweden has 22 points in 41 games with the QMJHL’s Moncton Wildcats this season.

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