Caron assigned to Providence Bruins

Caron assigned to Providence Bruins
April 16, 2013, 4:00 pm
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WILMINGTON, MA –- With the sudden glut of forwards returning to good health and the arrival of the mythical Swedish forward known as Carl Soderberg, the Bruins have assigned 22-year-old Jordan Caron back to the Providence Bruins.

Caron had played in four straight games and had his first goal of the season along with 10 shots on net, but had been skating with the “fifth line” at practice over the last couple of days alongside Jay Pandolfo and concussed winger Brad Marchand. So with the expected return of Patrice Bergeron to the lineup Wednesday night against the Sabres and Marchand cleared for contact, the expectation that Soderberg will join the team on Wednesday precipitated a move.

“We’re expecting that he’ll be on the ice tomorrow skating with us,” said Claude Julien. “That’s still the plan.”

Caron didn’t need to clear through waivers to go back to the AHL and will instead jump on with the P-Bruins as they begin their playoff drive. Caron had a goal and three points in 17 games with Boston this season in year that’s been a difficult one for the winger based on the lockout and a pair of injuries that kept him saddled in Providence for much of the season.

Caron had 10 goals and 15 points along with 38 penalty minutes in 44 games with the P-Bruins this season.