BOSTON — Jordan Caron is likely not playing Thursday night against Florida, but the Bruins youngster found himself the unexpected center of attention after the morning skate anyway.
After the Bruins media relations department shut down any line of questions for Tyler Seguin dealing with his being held out of the lineup Tuesday in Winnipeg after missing the team breakfast and meeting that morning, Caron was called upon to provide some details about what transpired.
Caron and Seguin share a condominium in Boston and were also roommates on that fateful trip to Winnipeg. Caron confirmed that Seguin was in his room that morning after the Bruins traveled late Monday night following their 3-1 victory in Pittsburgh.
"We got in pretty late," Caron said. "I got up real early so I went to breakfast and stayed down there for the meeting. We tried to call him a few times just before the meeting and his phone was off or something. I don't know what the reasons are, but it was an accident and I'm pretty sure it's not going to happen again."
Caron also stressed that it was simply a matter of Seguin oversleeping after a long flight.
"Everybody was tired that day," Caron said. "We got in pretty late, so he wasn't passing out or anything. He was just sleeping. It happens."
Caron, who had not played since Nov. 15 and went down to Providence last weekend to get in some game action, replaced Seguin in the lineup on Tuesday. But even though he stood to benefit from Seguin's absence, he did his best to get Seguin down to the meeting in time.
"Everybody was wondering what was going on," Caron said. "We were at breakfast and everybody was waiting for him to get there. But it happens. I wanted to go [back to the room], but the meeting started so we just sat there and waited. We tried to call him."
When pressed about why he didn't try to go back to the room to drag Seguin out of bed, Caron noted simply, "I didn't have time. The meeting was starting right after breakfast."
Bruins coach Claude Julien stated after the skate that Seguin would be back in the lineup Thursday against Florida and that the team was moving on from the incident. Caron added that there are no lingering issues between Seguin and the rest of his teammates.
"It was an accident," Caron said. "The guys are behind him and I'm pretty sure it's not going to happen again. I think you learn from those kinds of things and I don't think it's going to happen again."