WILMINGTON — Jordan Caron, who was called up Monday from Providence, was sent back down after skating with the Bruins in today’s practice session at Ristuccia Arena.
Caron, as a result, did not join the team on its trip to Newark, N.J., for Wednesday night’s game against the New Jersey Devils.
“Obviously, he came in and the decision was made last night,” said Bruins coach Claude Julien. “We felt better for him, for the time being, that he play more. It’s not fair for a young player like him to be watching games.”
When he was called up, Caron had made appearances in 13 games, averaging just 9:51 minutes of ice time. with 1 goal and 2 assists and nine shots.
“He’s been fortunate enough this year to be fairly healthy,” Julien said. “So he’ll be a better player for us when he plays and right now that place is in Providence.”
Here are a few other items Julien addressed:
- On Rich Peverley’s undisclosed injury that kept him out of the last two games: “It’s something that we’ll manage as we move along here. It’s definitely nothing that will get any worse. Rest will help him get a little better. It’s an injury we’ll have to manage all year and we’ll try to utilize him as much as we can. We don’t see it being a major issue and that’s where it stands.”
- On Wednesday night’s game against the Devils, who rank fourth in the Atlantic Division and seventh overall in the Eastern Conference: “They’re a pretty heavy team. Size-wise, they play a pretty heavy game. We’ve seen that quite a bit, but they’re another team that makes it hard to get to their net. When we played them here this year, I thought they played a real good game and I thought they had us for quite a while until we finally started scoring some goals [in a 4-3 victory at TD Garden Nov. 15]. They’ve been good at home lately and they’re certainly going to give us a good game after losing a tough one in overtime [Monday night]. I expect them to want to bounce back the same way we do.”
- On bouncing back from a lackluster 4-2 loss at Dallas Saturday night: “I think this whole week is about that. We’ve got [the Devils], then we got Calgary the next day and, obviously, Vancouver at the end of the week, so it represents a real challenge for the the whole team. It’s going to be a tough week for us, and it’ll be important to respond to it.”