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Bruins, Coyotes make swap

The Boston Bruins, parent club of the AHL’s Providence Bruins, have traded center Tyler Redenbach to the Phoenix Coyotes, parent club of the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage, in exchange for goaltender Philippe Sauve.

Sauve, 26, is in his seventh professional season. This year, the netminder played in 10 games with San Antonio going 4-5-0 with a 3.80 goals-against average and an .883 save percentage.

The Buffalo native played parts of four seasons with the Hershey Bears (2000-04), making an appearance in the AHL All-Star Classic in 2003. He has appeared in 177 career AHL games, posting a record of 75-70-19 with 16 shutouts.

Sauve was originally drafted by Colorado in the second round (38th overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.

Redenbach, 22, returns to the Phoenix organization after being selected by the Coyotes in the third round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He is in his second professional season. In 13 games for Providence in 2006-07, he had no goals and five assists.

A year ago, the native of Melville, Sask., had 26 goals and 32 assists for 58 points in a team-leading 78 games played as a rookie. He also led the P-Bruins with a plus-19 rating.