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Seth Griffith, Jordan Caron have multi-point games as Bruins fall to Capitals 09.26.14 at 10:36 pm ET
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The Bruins suffered a 5-4 overtime loss Friday night as they faced the Capitals in their second preseason meeting in three days.

Seth Griffith and Jordan Caron had two points apiece for Boston, with Caron assisting both of Griffith’€™s goals. The B’€™s also got scoring from Matt Fraser (his second power-play goal in as many games this preseason) and Matt Lindblad.

Caron stole the puck from Washington defenseman and high-priced free agent acquisition Matt Niskanen to set up Griffith’s first goal and took part in an impressive passing sequence on Griffith’s second goal. After the game, Claude Julien spoke of what Caron’s play is doing for his chances of earning a full-time spot this season after serving as the team’s 13th forward last season.

“I thought he had a real strong game tonight,” Julien told reporters. “There’€™s no doubt he’€™s fighting for a spot,and he wants to show us that he belongs here, and if he plays like that, he’€™s got a real good chance of sticking.”

The Capitals got two power play goals from Alexander Ovechkin, with their other regulation scoring coming from Michael Latta and Liam O’€™Brien. Troy Brouwer scored the game-winner in overtime.

Niklas Svedberg, who is expected to be Tuukka Rask‘€™s backup this season, played the entire game for Boston.

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Bruins sign Jordan Caron, Tommy Cross, Craig Cunningham, Tyler Randell, Zach Trotman and Justin Florek 07.18.14 at 2:11 pm ET
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The Bruins announced new contracts for Jordan Caron, Tommy Cross, Craig Cunningham, Tyler Randell, Zach Trotman and Justin Florek on Friday. All but Florek’€™s deals have been signed.

As was reported Thursday, Caron’€™s contract is a one-year, one-way deal for $600,000. The rest of the deals are two-way contracts, though Trotman’€™s contract is two-way in the first year and one-way in the second year. Trotman will make $650,000 in the second year of his deal.

Cross received a one-year, two-way contract worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $72,500 at the AHL level. Cunningham’s contract is a one-year, two-way deal worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $85,000 at the AHL level.

Florek received a one-year, two-way deal worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $90,000 at the AHL level. Randell’s deal is a one-year, two-way contract worth $575,000 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL level.

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Source: Bruins sign Jordan Caron to 1-year deal 07.16.14 at 12:18 pm ET
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According to a league source, the Bruins have signed forward Jordan Caron to a one-year, one-way contract worth $600,000. The signing was first reported by Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports.

Caron, 23, was a restricted free agent after playing last season on a one-year, one-way, $640,000 pact. He served as the team’€™s 13th forward, skating in 35 regular-season games with a goal and two assists for three points.

The 2009 first-round pick also played seven playoff games, scoring in Game 3 of the first round against the Red Wings.

Though Caron is under contract with the Bruins, the team has been looking at trade options for him in order to find him a team that has more playing time to give him. A defensively sound wing, Caron has not played more than 48 NHL games in a season since turning pro in 2010.

With Caron now under contract, the Bruins have $3.818 million in salary cap space, assuming Marc Savard ($4.027 million cap hit) is placed on long-term injured reserve.

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Bruins looking at trade options for Jordan Caron 07.01.14 at 11:04 pm ET
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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. ‘€œ’€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.

“€œI’€™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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Report: Bruins send qualifying offer to Jordan Caron 06.30.14 at 4:30 pm ET
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According to a report from Dan Cagen of the MetroWest Daily News, the Bruins have extended a qualifying offer to Jordan Caron, meaning they have done so for all 11 of their restricted free agents.

General manager Peter Chiarelli had said over the weekend that the team had already qualified Reilly Smith, Torey Krug, Justin Florek, Matt Bartkowski, Matt Fraser, Zach Trotman, David Warsofsky, Craig Cunningham, Tommy Cross and Tyler Randell.

The B’€™s signed another one of their restricted free agents, goaltender Niklas Svedberg, last week.

Teams had until 5 p.m. Monday to send their restricted free agents qualifying offers.

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Matt Bartkowski, Justin Florek scratches for Bruins in Game 2 vs. Canadiens 05.03.14 at 11:32 am ET
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Matt Bartkowski was made a healthy scratch for Game 2 of the second round against the Canadiens after taking a pair of penalties in Game 1, both of which led to P.K. Subban power play goals. Andrej Meszaros is back in the lineup after missing the last three games as a healthy scratch.

Daniel Paille, who returned from a head injury in Game 1, looks to be skating on the third line, with Jordan Caron back playing on the left wing of Gregory Campbell‘s line. That makes Justin Florek the healthy scratch, while Caron returns to a line on which he played well in the first round.

Canadiens coach Michel Therrien also made a lineup change Saturday morning and also shared some interesting thoughts on one of the best players in his lineup.

Therrien said that Michael Bournival would be in the lineup in place of Travis Moen for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Bruins. Bournival played each game of the first round for the Canadiens, contributing an assist in Game 4 as they swept the Lightning but sat in Game 1 as the team opted for Moen’s size and experience.

Asked about Thomas Vanek, who was awfully quiet in Game 1 and was demoted to the fourth line, Therrien said that his players need to be passionate.

‘€œWork ethic is not negotiable, attitude is not negotiable and competing is not negotiable,” Therrien said.

Though he said he was not talking about one player in particular, you can put two and two together given that it was in response to a question about Vanek.

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Justin Florek could play himself into permanent job in Boston 04.22.14 at 1:43 pm ET
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DETROIT — Last year the Bruins saw one Michigan native play his way into a job during the postseason in Torey Krug. Might they be in the process of seeing another?

Well, that depends on the definition of “job.” Justin Florek has filled in for Chris Kelly admirably in the first two games of the postseason, scoring a fluke goal but also playing very well five-on-five and killing penalties. While Florek won’t be stealing Kelly’s job any time soon, it’s entirely possible that his play could make him the team’s 13th forward over Jordan Caron, if that isn’t already the case.

With both Kelly and Daniel Paille out, Florek has played in place of Kelly on Carl Soderberg‘s line, while Caron has played on Gregory Campbell‘s line in place of Paille. Though Caron was with the Bruins throughout the season and Florek spent much of the year in Providence, it would appear that Florek has become a better option to play in different roles. For what it’s worth, both Caron and Florek are restricted free agents at season’s end.

Florek, who is in his second full professional season, is just happy to be playing playoff hockey. If what he does now sets him up for more of an opportunity going forward, that’s gravy.

“I don’t think about it at all really,” Florek said of playing his way into an NHL role. “I just go out there and play my role. I just do what I can to help my team win and whatever happens happens. It’s just kind of the way I’ve approached my career the way long. I’m just going to continue to play that way.”

The Bruins brought up Florek prior to the playoffs on an emergency basis. However, the terms of that recall will not present an issue for the Bruins once Paille or Kelly is ready to return, as teams are permitted three regular recalls at the start of the postseason.

Florek, like Caron, has had to play in different roles with the B’s this season. Florek played well on the fourth line earlier in the season, picking up a goal and an assist in a three-game sting in January, and he’s also looked good on a more skilled line with Soderberg and Loui Eriksson.

“I feel comfortable playing both roles. At the same time, I just go out and play my game,” Florek said. “[Regardless] of who I’m playing with, I’ve just got to play my game and not get outside of it or do too much. Playing with those guys is great. No matter what line I’m on, I feel comfortable with [them]. Hopefully I can continue to play that way.”

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