On Monday, Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced that the team recalled forward Jordan Caron
from the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League.
Caron began the 2010-11 season in Boston and compiled a 3-4-7 line in 20 games with the B’s.
“Just to get called back and to get to play in the NHL again, it’s a good feeling," Caron said Tuesday after the Bruins practice in Wilmington. "Hopefully, I’m playing tomorrow.
"I’m going to be very excited.”
Caron was sent down from Boston to the P-Bruins on Dec. 6 and Since that date has played in 27 games for Providence with 6-11-17 totals.
“Everybody wants to play in the NHL and at that point I got sent down. But I think it was good for me to get a lot of ice time down there and keep improving on what I need to work on,” Caron said.
“I think it was a good thing for me.”
Boston Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien was hoping that an increase in ice-time in Providence would boost Caron’s skills and confidence.
“We felt he was one of those guys that could benefit from going down and playing even more and finding his game,” Julien said today.
“We’ve done that in the past with other players and it has really worked out well.
“That was the case with him and he’s been playing pretty well,” he said.
According to Caron, his AHL stint did provide all the benefits that Coach Julien was looking for.
“Just maybe confidence,” Caron said when asked what he gained from his AHL stint.
“Once I started playing I gained my confidence back and I was playing better. Making good plays especially [and not being] scared to try things and I’m going to try to do the same thing here.”
The Sayabec, Quebec native will look to carry his Providence success over to the NHL tonight when the Bruins host his hometown team, the Montreal Canadiens at TD Garden.
“That’s just something that makes it even more official—to play against Montreal. It’s always really special to play against a team from where I’m from,” Caron said.
“I mean I grew up in Quebec, everybody watched the Montreal Canadiens and growing up watching them, it’s going to be special playing against them tomorrow.”