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Caron sent down to Providence

The Bruins announced Sunday that they have assigned forward Jordan Caron to Providence of the AHL.

Caron played in four games this season, averaging 9:03 in ice time, with no points. The Bruins' 2009 first-round pick made the team out of camp for the second straight season after playing 23 NHL games in 2010-11, but was unable to sustain a spot in the lineup.

As of now, the Bruins are carrying only 12 forwards and seven defenseman (counting the injured Adam McQuaid). With four days off between games, a call-up for a forward from Providence could be coming before Thursday's home game against the Montreal Canadiens, the first of a home-and-home set with their rivals that concludes Saturday at the Bell Centre.