Boston Bruins: With NHL Lockout Looming, Providence Roster Takes Solid Shape

September 15th, 2012 by Al Daniel Leave a reply »
There was brief speculation Friday that reigning Boston Bruins top scorer Tyler Seguin might pass the time over the virtually inevitable NHL lockout in Providence. However, a report in USA Today has since held that general manager Peter Chiarelli will not juggle torches and put his budding superstar through the requisite waivers.

With that said, a multitude of notable names were doled out on Friday as the Bruins braced for the work stoppage and assigned more than a game night’s worth of players to Providence. The top three headliners are rising third-year professional Jordan Caron and touted rookies Jared Knight and Ryan Spooner.

While he played a mere 17 games in the AHL last season, not the most reliable quantity to gauge a performance, Caron did post the P-Bruins’ best point-per-game rate at 0.76 with a 4-9-13 scoring log.

The most logical assumption is that Caron will be a staple in Providence until normalcy is restored in the parent league. At that point, he should be ready to shed his training blades and pursue a full-time spot on Claude Julien’s third line.

Until then, he should be banked on to copilot a ...

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