B's send Sauve to Chicago for Flick

BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins Wednesday traded AHL forward Max Sauve to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for AHL center Rob Flick, a league source has confirmed.

Flick, 22, played 51 games for the Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs this season and collected three goals and two assists for five points. The 6-foot-3, 208-pounder also has 97 penalty minutes. Chicago drafted him in the fourth round (120th overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

The Bruins originally drafted Sauve in the second round (47th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He’s spent the last three seasons with the P-Bruins and never developed the way the Bruins hoped he would. In 52 games this season in Providence, Sauve recorded 10 goals and 13 assists for 23 points, including a plus-3 rating.