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Caron, Kampfer sent to Providence

Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced Thursday that the club has assigned forward Jordan Caron and defenseman Steven Kampfer to the Providence Bruins.

Both Caron and Kampfer are expected to play in Providence’s game against the Connecticut Whale on Friday at 7:05 p.m. at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.

Caron, of Sayabec, Que., has skated in 11 contests for Boston this season and has registered one goal and two assists. In his career, the forward has played in 34 NHL games, recording four goals, six assists and 10 penalty minutes.

He was assigned to Providence on Oct. 23 and played in one game in which he tallied an assist, before being recalled back to Boston. In 47 games with Providence last season, Caron recorded 28 points (12g, 16a) and 16 penalty minutes. His 12 goals and 28 points ranked second among rookies on the Providence squad.

The 20-year-old was originally drafted by the Bruins in the first round (25th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Kampfer, 23, missed the first six games of this NHL season due to an injury sustained in preseason. Since his return, he has played in five games for Boston, registering one assist.

In 2010-11, his rookie season, the Ann Arbor, Mich., native skated in 22 games with Providence, recording 16 points (three goals, 13 assists) and a team-high plus-10 rating. He earned his first NHL recall on Dec. 8, 2010, and skated in 38 games for Boston, during which the blueliner tallied five goals and five assists.

Originally drafted by Anaheim in the fifth round (93rd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Kampfer was traded to Boston for a 2010 fourth-round pick on Mar. 2, 2010.