Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Jordan Caron Out, Justin Florek Expected to Make NHL Debut Against Jets

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Jordan CaronBOSTON — The distance between Boston and Providence isn’t a big one, as about 50 miles separates the two New England cities. There’s a growing group of players in the Bruins organization that knows that trip pretty well by now.

The Bruins have had to dip into their AHL affiliate a bunch of times already this season for emergency call-ups, and that trend continued Saturday morning when the Bruins recalled Justin Florek from Providence. He’s expected to make his NHL debut Saturday afternoon against the Winnipeg Jets, as Bruins coach Claude Julien said fourth-line winger Jordan Caron is battling some back soreness.

If Florek does indeed get the call, he would be the sixth player this season to make his NHL debut wearing the spoked-B.

Torey Krug will be a gametime decision on Saturday afternoon. He was given a maintenance day at practice Friday, and Julien said Saturday that Krug will skate in the warmups and then a decision will be made.

Tuukka Rask is expected to start in goal for the Bruins against Winnipeg, while the Jets are starting Ondrej Pavelec in net.

Bruins (27-12-2, 56 points)

Milan Lucic — David Krejci — Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand — Patrice Bergeron — Reilly Smith
Carl Soderberg — Ryan Spooner — Matt Fraser
Daniel Paille — Gregory Campbell — Justin Florek

Zdeno Chara — Dougie Hamilton
Torey Krug — Adam McQuaid
Matt Bartkowski — Johnny Boychuk

Jets (19-19-5, 43 points)

Andrew Ladd — Bryan Little — Blake Wheeler
Evander Kane — Mark Scheifele — Michael Frolik
Chris Thorburn — Olli Jokinen — Devin Setoguchi
Eric Tangradi — James Wright — Anthony Peluso

Dustin Byfuglien — Keaton Ellerby
Jacob Trouba — Tobias Enstrom
Mark Stuart — Zach Bogosian

Berkshire Bank Foundation

During the 2016-2017 regular season, Berkshire Bank Foundation will donate $100 for each Bruins assist to three local non-profit organizations. Click here to see official rules.

As of March 23, the Berkshire Bank Foundation has raised $9,900 for Cradles to Crayons, which provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive -- at home, at school and at play.



Earlier this season, the foundation raised $10,000 for Soldier On, a private nonprofit organization committed to ending veteran homelessness, and $12,100 for Birthday Wishes, a non-profit organization with a mission to provide birthday parties to children experiencing homelessness.

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