Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Jordan Caron Expected to Be Back in Lineup As Bruins Host Detroit

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Jordan CaronBOSTON — Jordan Caron played the Bruins’ season opener like he wanted to keep his spot in the Boston lineup. He’ll look to further his case Saturday night when he’s back on the B’s third line.

Winger Carl Soderberg‘s ankle isn’t quite ready for him to return to game action, so Caron will get another chance to showcase his skills on the third line when Boston takes on the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night. Caron didn’t get on the scoresheet in the Bruins’ season opener Thursday against Tampa Bay, but he did play a very solid game and did have a goal inexplicably waved off by a referee.

Caron will be back on the third-line left wing with Chris Kelly centering and Reilly Smith on the right.

See the projected lines and defensive pairs for the Bruins and the Red Wings below.

Bruins (1-0-0, 2 points)

Milan Lucic — David Krejci — Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand — Patrice Bergeron — Loui Eriksson
Jordan Caron — Chris Kelly — Reilly Smith
Daniel Paille — Gregory Campbell — Shawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara — Johnny Boychuk
Dougie Hamilton — Dennis Seidenberg
Torey Krug — Adam McQuaid

Tuukka Rask

Red Wings (2-0-0, 4 points)

Hernik Zetterberg — Pavel Datsyuk — Justin Abelkader
Johan Franzen — Stephen Weiss — Daniel Alfredsson
Danny Cleary — Joakim Andersson — Todd Bertuzzi
Drew Miller — Cory Emmerton — Mikael Sameulsson

Niklas Kronwall — Jonathan Ericsson
Dan DeKeyser — Jakub Kindl
Kyle Quincey — Brendan Smith

Jimmy Howard

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