With a successful victory against the Washington Capitals, The Boston Bruins look to keep the momentum and pick up another win on Wednesday against the Buffalo Sabres. This win came after back-to-back losses, and was earned from a full game of hockey and some pretty necessary line changes. The first change came with the healthy scratch of forward Zach Hamill, leaving a spot open in the lineup. That spot went to Jordan Caron who skated right wing to center David Krejci and left wing Beniot Pouliot. Caron was recalled from the Providence Bruins Saturday the 4th and as of now hasn’t been sent back to Providence.
Caron certainly hasn’t had the year of an all-star with two goals and goal assists in 18 games, but he definitely has potential. In the first period alone of Sunday’s game, with only 3 minutes of playing time, Caron managed to get 3 shots on goal (via GlobeFluto). These aren’t the best statistics in the league, but they show potential. When things aren’t working, you have to change it up and if the end result is a consistent good thing such as a winning spree, why change it?
His future in the lineup certainly seems optimistic as Hamill was placed on waivers today by the team. If Hamill is not picked up by another team by noon time tomorrow, he will most likely stay in Providence and play for the baby B’s. Like Caron, I see an impact in Hamill, however I do believe that Caron has the edge energy wise. I expect to see Caron in the lineup for the next few games and when Nathan Horton returns, it’ll be interesting to see where Julien places Caron. Also, be on the lookout for whether or not Hamill is picked up by any time. We’ll have the update when it occurs.