BOSTON (CBS) — David Backes has played in just 16 games this season. He’s played just two games since Christmas, and he hasn’t played in a game in over a month.
But he could be on the move.READ MORE: No Longer Mister: Hasbro's Mr. Potato Head Is Getting A Gender Neutral Name
According to Andy Strickland, it appears as though the Bruins are in position to trade the veteran forward to a Western Conference team before Monday’s trade deadline.
Expect a move involving David Backes before Monday’s trade deadline. Likely moving back to the Western Conference. #Bruins
— Andy Strickland (@andystrickland) February 21, 2020READ MORE: Capacity Restrictions To Be Eased For Restaurants, Venues And Weddings In Massachusetts
Details are obviously scarce, but reports have surfaced that some teams may be interested in acquiring Backes before Monday.
The 35-year-old Backes has just one goal and two assists in 16 games this season, after posting 7-13-20 totals in 70 games last year. Overall, since signing with the Bruins, he has 39 goals and 55 assists in 217 games played.
Backes is making $4 million this season (with a $6 million cap hit) and he has one more year with the same terms left on his deal.MORE NEWS: TD Garden, Fenway Park Can Open At 12% Capacity For Fans Starting March 22
UPDATE: The reporting was proven correct rather quickly, as the Bruins traded Backes to Anaheim.