Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Jordan Caron Returns to Lineup in Place of Injured Loui Eriksson


Jordan CaronBOSTON — The Bruins are going to be without Loui Eriksson for at least a game or two it would seem, and that means Jordan Caron gets another opportunity to get back into the Bruins lineup.

While it may not be under ideal circumstances — the Bruins announced Eriksson suffered a concussion Wednesday in Buffalo — but it’s a chance nonetheless for Caron. He had a good start to the season as he was filling in for injured forward Carl Soderberg, and Caron actually played pretty well. He started to cool off recently, and he was the healthy scratch in the last two games after Soderberg returned to the lineup.

Caron scored one goal in the six games he skated in.

In other lineup notes, Freddie Hamilton is expected to be in the San Jose lineup. Hamilton, brother of Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton, made his NHL debut on Monday against the Detroit Red Wings.

Here are the rest of the projected lines for Thursday’s game at TD Garden.

Bruins (6-2-0, 12 points)

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

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

Tuukka Rask

Sharks (8-0-1, 17 points)

Tomas Hertl — Joe Thornton — Freddie Hamilton
Tyler Kennedy — Logan Couture — Patrick Marleau
Matthew Nieto — Joe Pavelski — Tommy Wingels
James Sheppard — Andrew Desjardins — Mike Brown

Marc-Edouard Vlasic — Justin Braun
Matt Irwin — Brad Stuart
Scott Hannan — Jason Demers

Antti Niemi

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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.