The Avalanche traded forward prospect Shane Bowers to the Boston Bruins in exchange for goalie Keith Kincaid, the team announced Saturday.
Kincaid has appeared in 168 NHL games and started 146 since 2012-13, with stints in New Jersey, Montreal, New York and Boston. He has only started one game for the Bruins. Playing for the Providence Bruins in the AHL this season, he has .909 save percentage in 20 games.
Kincaid has a career save percentage of .905 and a goals-allowed average of 2.91. His best season was 2017-18 for the Devils, when he started 38 games with a .913 save percentage and 2.77 GAA.
The trade comes while Avalanche backup goalie Pavel Francouz is out with a lower-body injury. On Feb. 17, coach Jared Bednar estimated Francouz would miss three weeks. He has not skated this week.
The Avs have alternated goalie call-ups to back up Alexandar Georgiev. After Jonas Johansson was with the team Friday in Winnipeg, he was reassigned to the AHL Colorado Eagles, while prospect Justus Annunen was called back up to the NHL roster. Annunen has started two NHL games, including a 4-1 win at St. Louis this February.
Bowers was the last first-round pick in the 2017 draft class to appear in an NHL game. He was 1:43 into his NHL debut for the Avalanche this season when he sustained a lower-body injury, missed several weeks then resumed play with the Eagles in Loveland.
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2023-02-26 00:57:26 ,
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