BRUINS ASSIGN CARON AND KAMPFER

Both Expected to Play on Saturday and Sunday

Boston, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has assigned forward Jordan Caron and defenseman Steven Kampfer to the Providence Bruins. Both Caron and Kampfer are expected to play in Providence's games this weekend on Saturday, December 17 in Connecticut and Sunday, December 18 at the Dunkin' Donuts Center versus Bridgeport.

Caron, of Sayabec, PQ, has skated in 13 contests for Boston this season and has registered one goal and two assists. In his career, the forward has played in 34 NHL games, recording 4-6=10 totals and 10 penalty minutes. He was assigned to Providence on December 1, 2011 and played in two games in which he tallied a goal and two assists, before being recalled back to Boston on December 3. In 47 games with Providence last season, Caron recorded 12+16=28 totals and 16 penalty minutes. His 12 goals and 28 points ranked second among rookies on the Providence squad.

The 20-year-old was originally drafted by the Bruins in the first round (25th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Kampfer, 23, missed the first six games of this NHL season due to an injury sustained in preseason. Since his return, he has played in seven games for Boston, registering one assist. In 2010-11, his rookie season, the Ann Arbor, MI native skated in 22 games with Providence, recording 3+13=16 totals and a team-high plus-10 rating. He earned his first NHL recall on December 8, 2010 and skated in 38 games for Boston, during which the blueliner tallied five goals and five assists.

Originally drafted by Anaheim in the fifth round (93rd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Kampfer was traded to Boston for a 2010 4th round pick on March 2, 2010.

The P-Bruins are on the road in Connecticut on Saturday. The club returns to The Dunk on Sunday to face off with Bridgeport at 4:05 p.m. To purchase our special buy-one get-one offer or for more information, call the Providence Bruins ticket office at (401) 273-5000 or log on to the team website at www.providencebruins.com.