BRUINS ASSIGN CARON AND KAMPFER

Both Expected to Play this Weekend

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 Friday, January 20 in Providence, Saturday, January 21 in Worcester and Sunday, January 22 at the Dunkin' Donuts Center versus Springfield.

Caron, of Sayabec, PQ, has skated in 17 contests for Boston this season and has registered two goals and two assists. In his career, the forward has played in 34 NHL games, recording 4-6=10 totals and 10 penalty minutes. He has appeared in 12 games for the P-Bruins this season, with 2-7=9 totals. 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. He has skated in four games for Providence this season, registering one assist and four penalty minutes. 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 take on the Worcester Sharks at the Dunkin' Donuts Center tonight at 7:05 p.m. for "Dunkin' Donuts Mug Night," with mugs free to the first 3,000 fans. The club travels to Worcester on Saturday before returning to The Dunk on Sunday to square off with Springfield. The puck drops at 4:05 p.m. for "Stadium Cup Night," which are free to the first 1,000 fans. 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.