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Caron beats out Johnson for Bruins’ 13th forward spot

Sep 29, 2013, 10:29 AM EST

The race to be the 13th forward in Boston was won by the incumbent rather than the outside challenger.

22 year-old Jordan Caron, Boston’s 2009 first-round pick, locked down the job as the team is putting Nick Johnson on waivers.

For Caron, winning the job as the extra forward could be a sign that coach Claude Julien believes he has it in him to thrive staying with the organization. It could also be his last chance to show the team he belongs as well.

Johnson, 27, was coming off a season that saw him score four goals in 17 games with the Phoenix Coyotes. Chances are good that he can clear waivers and remain in the organization. That means if Caron doesn’t keep his play up, the two can wind up changing places if needed.

  1. ant1974 - Sep 29, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    It’s time for Caron to prove that he belongs. I feel bad for Spooner. Spooner belongs in the NHL.

  2. dan46778 - Sep 29, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Spooner still young he needs to play bc is younger

  3. thesportsjudge - Sep 29, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    This is just the B’s way of losing less through waivers. They probably are looking to trade him and figured he would fetch more than Johnson.

    Spooner will get better by playing more minutes in the AHL.

    • ant1974 - Sep 29, 2013 at 12:45 PM

      I really like Spooner ability and speed. I hope they don’t trade him.

      • thesportsjudge - Sep 29, 2013 at 1:01 PM

        I doubt the B’s will trade Spooner.

  4. rkdjr - Sep 29, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    Spooner will be up at some point..let him learn the system in providence ….and hopefully caron will continue playing like he has been and prove he really belongs in the NHL….claudes done alright picking his teams the last few seasons

  5. pastabelly - Sep 29, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Spooner will eventually replace Kelly. They want him to play center. Caron is a bust.

  6. theskinsman - Oct 1, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    think it’s this season or bust for Caron.I hope he surprises everyone with a breakout year.

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