Bruins recall Caron; Bourque to Providence

The Boston Bruins announced today 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 goals and five assists for 15 points while racking up 38 penalty minutes. His 10 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 plus-3. In 2011-12, Caron skated in 17 games with the Boston, notching seven goals and eight assists, and skated in two playoff games.

The 6-foot-3, 204-pound native of Saybec, Que., was drafted in the first round (25th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins.

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 two goals and six assists 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 plus-2. In 2011-12, Bourque led the AHL in scoring with a career-high 93 points in 73 games.