Boston, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, March 8, that forward Chris Bourque has cleared waivers and has been assigned to Providence and that the team has recalled forward Jordan Caron from Providence.
In 44 games with Providence this year, Caron has tallied 10-5=15 totals, while racking up 38 penalty minutes. His ten goals this season with the Providence Bruins is tied for third on the team.
Caron has appeared in 71 career NHL games registering 10 goals and 12 assists with a plus/minus rating of +3. In 2011-12, Caron skated in 17 games with Boston, notching seven goals and eight assists and skated in two playoff games.
The 6'3", 204-pound native of Saybec, Quebec was drafted in the first round (25th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins.
Caron is currently in year three of a three-year entry level contract.
Bourque has appeared in 18 NHL games for the Bruins this season registering one goal and three assists during that time. In 51 career NHL games, Bourque has tallied 2-6=8 with 18 penalty minutes.
Bourque will rejoin Providence, where he has played in 32 games earlier this year, racking up eight goals and 20 assists with a plus/minus rating of +2. In 2011-12, Bourque led the AHL in scoring with a career-high 93 points in 73 games.
The 5'8", 174-pound native of Boxford, MA was drafted in the first second round (33rd overall) of the 2004 Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals. The Bruins acquired Bourque from the Capitals in exchange for forward Zach Hamill on May 26, 2012.
Bourque is currently in year one of a two-year contract with an NHL cap figure of $550,000.