Boston Bruins forward Jordan Caron was optioned down to the teams AHL affiliate in Providence, a team spokesperson said today.
Caron had appeared in just four games this season and had yet record a single point during his average of 9:03 on the ice. Caron was the teams first round draft pick in 2009 and appeared sporadically last season as well before being sent back to Providence to get more work.
Caron will likely be back at some point, but with the roster stocked with veterans and in the middle of an early season slump, the team likely doesn't have time to put a project player on the ice and let him learn on the job. He appeared in just 23 games for the team in 2010.
The move leaves open a roster spot that could be filled with a call-up from the AHL club, though no candidates have been announced or floated as rumor.