BOSTONBRUINS.COM – Jordan Caron was recalled from the Providence Bruins Monday morning, but he was assigned back to the AHL after practicing with the team at Ristuccia Arena yesterday.
“He came in and that decision was made last night more than anything else,” Head Coach Claude Julien said.
Caron, who has been recalled and sent back to Providence five times this season, has skated in 13 games with the Bruins and Julien felt it was best to keep his legs fresh.
“We felt better for him, for the time being, that he play more,” Julien said. “It’s not fair for a young player like him to be watching that many games. We've been fortunate enough this year to be fairly healthy.
“He’ll be a better player for us if he plays and right now that place is in Providence, and that’s why we’re sending him back down.”
Julien also said that while Caron skates in Providence, it will make an easier transition when he returns to the Bruins.
“We want him to continue to play and at least give him a chance that when he comes back, he has some games underneath him,” Julien said. “[Then, he] doesn’t have to worry about working on his timing or worry about making a mistake more than he just has to continue playing the way he has been down there.”