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Bruins dress Caron, scratch Thornton on Monday

Nov 18, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT

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The Boston Bruins tweaked their lineup for Monday’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes, substituting Jordan Caron for Shawn Thornton.

It was a performance instead of injury-related move, as Thornton (pictured) is a healthy scratch tonight.

Neither forward has put up big numbers this year. Thornton, 36, has two goals in 19 games while Caron, 23, has one tally in nine contests.

This is a minor tweak, but some believe that Thornton is one of the league’s better fourth-line players, for whatever that’s worth.

  1. bigbadbruins77 - Nov 18, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    um this isn’t a knock on Shawn at all. It’s to get jordan some ice time and keephim sharp. Thortys job is not to score goals its to be an enforcer and provide energy and checking. 2 things they don’t need verse hurricanes

  2. madtolive5 - Nov 18, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    Worth two cups…

  3. phillyphanatic77 - Nov 18, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Is Caron ever gonna be a player? Has the size and skill to be like Blake Wheeler but can never seem to put it together.

  4. nunan - Nov 18, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    Bigbadbruins..ditto! Exactly right

  5. thesportsjudge - Nov 18, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    (Blow) J.O’B jabbin the Bruins in that last sentence. What a shocker!

    • hockey412 - Nov 19, 2013 at 7:59 AM

      What in the ever-loving h*ll are you ranting about?

  6. allday420ap - Nov 19, 2013 at 2:20 AM

    Karen’s gettin all dressed up, eh? is that good news?

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