Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Props for the prospects
By Joe McDonald
BOSTON -- With the return of Daniel Paille and Tyler Seguin to the Bruins’ lineup, rookie prospects Zach Hamill and Jordan Caron were sent back to Providence.
Paille returns from a four-game suspension for an illegal hit to the head, and Seguin is back for his second consecutive game after being a healthy scratch for the previous two games.
Hamill (one assist) and Caron each played a total of three games during their recent call-up before being reassigned to the P-Bruins, where they will continue to hone their skills.
“They got called up because they deserved to get called up,” said Bruins coach Claude Julien.
“We saw Zach make some good plays and he was seeing the ice well. He’s going to continue to work on his game.
“Same thing with Jordan. What I thought was tough for Jordan was he came in and played against one of the best teams in the league. The pace was fast and when guys come up from the American League it usually takes them a few games to catch up to the pace of the NHL.”
Julien added that he believes Caron struggled a bit because the Bruins played a home-and-home series against the Detroit Red Wings last weekend. The coach was supportive of both Hamill and Caron and said he believes they will be back at some point.