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Flames ship Jones to Minnesota for Backstrom and 2016 6th round pick

The Calgary Flames have traded veteran winger David Jones to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for goalie Niklas Backstrom and a 2016 6th round pick.

Jones, 31, has 9 goals in 59 games this year with the Flames along with 15 points and a -8 rating.

Tha Flames acquired Jones along with Shane O’Brien in a trade that sent Alex Tanguay and Cory Sarich to the Colorado Avalanche in the 2013 offseason.

The Flames pick up Backstrom’s contract. Backstrom hasn’t played since 2014-2015. In that season, the 38 year old posted a .887 save percentage and a 3.04 goals against average. Though it appears to be the pickup of a contract, it’s being reported that Backstrom will report to the Flames and could play.

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