Bruins looking at trade options for Jordan Caron
|07.01.14 at 11:04 pm ET|
After sending qualifying offers to all of the team’s remaining restricted free agents before Monday’s deadline, Peter Chiarelli said Tuesday that one may not have a future with the team.
Jordan Caron, who has been a depth player for Boston over his professional career, may be best served by an opportunity to play elsewhere. The Bruins have a number of young wingers competing for jobs, and Caron deserves regular ice time in the NHL. As such, the Bruins are exploring trades for the 23-year-old.
“I think he can be a full time player,” Chiarelli said of Caron. ‘’It may be that it is time for him to get a chance with another team, so I do believe he can be a full-time player.
“I’ve talked to a few teams about him and Jordan wants to stay in Boston, but he would welcome another opportunity also, so I will continue to explore those.”
Chiarelli’s words echo Caron’s from breakup day in May, when he said that he wants to stay with the Bruins, but that he also wants to play.
The 25th overall pick in the 2009 draft, Caron is a responsible winger, but his lack of offensive contributions have limited him to being an extra forward. In 123 career NHL games, Caron has 12 goals and 16 assists for 28 points.
Caron dressed in seven games this postseason, scoring in Game 3 of the first round against the Red Wings.
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