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Of all the players auditioning for a spot on the third line, one stands out in terms of his chances with the Bruins, in terms of the closing door of opportunity. That would be Jordan Caron, who has been shuttled back and forth between Boston and Providence and who might be facing his last, best chance to stick.
The 22-year-old Caron has had the chances: 23 games in 2010-11, 48 games in 2011-12, and 17 games last season. In those 88 games, he has 11 goals and 14 assists.
He has been hampered by injuries and ineffectiveness, and he knows that the time is now to show the Bruins what he can give them. He said that he just wants to “turn the page” on those other seasons and focus on the future.