Caron Called Up; Bourque Clears Waivers

Jordan Caron has been re-called by the Boston Bruins. His disappointing season in Providence has shown great improvement in the last few weeks. He already has 71 NHL games under his belt and will probably be far less criticized than Chris Bourque was in the 3rd line role.

Chris Bourque was placed on waivers yesterday for the purpose of being assigned to the Providence Bruins of the AHL. It was announced today that he has cleared waivers, and he will join the Providence Bruins lineup tonight as they host the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Although Bourque has not played for Providence in over 2 months – his last game was January 6th – he is 5th on the P-Bruins in scoring with 28 points.

Jordan Caron, meanwhile, has been called up from Providence and joined the Boston Bruins team this afternoon for practice in Wilmington. Caron has had a tough season in Providence, totaling 15 points and a -6 in 44 games played. However, in the last 9 games with the P-Bruins, Caron has 7 points with 4 goals and 3 assists. He reached the 10-goal mark last weekend.

Caron was drafted by the Bruins in 2009, with the 25th overall pick in the 1st round. He joined the team as a rookie in the 2010-11 season and recorded 7 points in 23 games. He has a total of 71 NHL games and 22 points. He finished last season with the team, playing 2 playoff games.

Caron is expected to join the 3rd line with Rich Peverley and Chris Kelly.

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