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Jordan Caron's disappointing career in Boston is coming to an end...unless he has a strong training camp.
The 2009 first-round pick signed a one-way deal this summer that puts his future in Boston at risk, according to CapGeek. If he fails to earn an NHL roster spot, he'll have to clear waivers to return to Providence, meaning that he'll either stick in Boston or pack his bags.
The defensive-minded winger has tried to establish himself at the NHL level in each of the last three seasons with no success.
For a first-round pick, Caron is dreadfully short on scoring ability. He has just 25 points in 88 career NHL games and hasn't fared much better in the AHL.
He is a solid penalty killer, but he has started to look like little more than a fourth-line player at the NHL level.
The hole left on the Bruins' third line by Rich Peverley has Caron's name on it if he can finally take the next step. However, higher-upside options like Reilly Smith, Matt Fraser and Ryan Spooner threaten to overtake him in camp.
Without an excellent preseason, Caron will be doomed to a reserve role in Boston or a plane ticket to a new home.