Jordan Caron and David Pastrnak Join the Bruins


Oct 13, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins left wing

Jordan Caron

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(17) follow the play during the first period at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

This weekend the Boston Bruins made some changes to their roster additions, sending both Matt Lindblad and Jordan Caron back down to Providence after recalling them both for Saturday’s game against the Montreal Canadiens. While Caron sat in the stands, Matt Lindblad played fairly decently on a line that consisted of Khokhlachev and Fraser, filling in in place of injured forward Chris Kelly.

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While it is uncertain whether or not Chris Kelly will be ready to go for tonight’s game, the Bruins have called upon young sensation David Pastrnak. Going up against a team like the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Bruins are going to need all the speed and talent they can get, especially if both David Krejci and Brad Marchand remain in the stands for their seventh and fourth games straight respectively.In their absence the Bruins are clearly lacking in productivity, ranking 21st among the League for goals scored, averaging 2.5 per game. Fortunately, this is an area where Pastrnak may be able to provide some help, given that he is currently a point-per-game player for Providence.

As we saw in preseason, Pastrnak has impressive speed, he’s quick on the puck and has playmaking skills that can easily make an impact for the Bruins, especially since he has been given time to adjust to the Bruins style of defensive and offensive play over the course of the last two months. However, the AHL and NHL are two different levels of hockey. As Joe Haggerty of CSNNE pointed out, the biggest question looming about Pastrnak is his ability to withstand the physicality at the NHL level. Given his skill set and prowess, it is likely that he could see some hefty minutes in a highly-anticipated NHL debut. In the absence of Brad Marchand it is probable that he could see some time alongside Patrice Bergeron and Reilly Smith to make up the second line. A line that is in need of and exrta spark for production.

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  • The Bruins also announced this morning that they have called upon Jordan Caron once again, despite sending him down to Providence yesterday. Caron will once again look to make a lasting impact among the Bruins lines after a rocky road over the course of the past three seasons, This season he appeared in one game for the Bruins, against the Colorad Avalanche, but has spent the rest of his time with Providence.  Through ten games he has 6 goals (leading the team) and 10 points.

    Both players are expected to join the team for practice and are eligible to play in tonight’s game against Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins.