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Boston Bruins: Jordan Caron recalled from Providence.


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

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The Boston Bruins (18-15-3) have recalled forward Jordan Caron from Providence, according to the AHL’s transaction roster.  The twenty-four year old forward has been part of the Bruins organization since he was drafted in the first round (twenty-fifth overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. In the last few years, Caron has never really found his nitch in the NHL. When he played well, he’d get injured. The rest of the time, it just looked like another Peter Chiarelli draft bust.

Caron has currently played in two NHL games this season. He didn’t tally any points in his previous NHL stint, and was a -2.

Caron could be coming back to Boston due to the organization’s frustration over last night’s 6-2 shellacking delivered to the them by the Columbus Blue Jackets. While Chris Cunningham played well, Matt Fraser didn’t do as well. The B’s just might be making a move to give Caron another shot at the big time while they send Fraser down, or sit him as a healthy scratch.

Caron could also be part of trade talks. Caron has played some serious hockey while staying in Providence. He’s put up nineteen points(nine goals) in twenty-three games for the Baby Bruins. The Jordan Caron experiment has continued in Boston for the last five seasons, and the Bruins may have just decided that his value is high enough that the organization might be able to get something decent out of a trade.

Finally, Jordan Caron could be filling in for an injured Patrice Bergeron (and injured Bergeron is the absolutely last thing the Bruins need right now.). Bergeron went down in the third period of last night’s game. There has been no status updates coming out of the TD Garden (as per usual) on Bergeron’s condition. The loss of the Bruins top line center would likely move Chris Kelly into the second line, and Caron filling in on the wing in either the Carl Soderberg or Gregory Campbell lines.